Shaheen falcon facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsShaheen falcon
|Territorial bird of Gilgit-Baltistan, Symbol of Pakistan Air Force|
|Subspecies:||'Falco peregrinus peregrinator'|
The shaheen falcon (Falco peregrinus peregrinator) is also known as the Indian peregrine falcon, Other names are the black shaheen, Pakistani shaheen, or simply the shaheen.
It is a non-migratory subspecies of the peregrine falcon found mainly in hilly and mountainous regions of the Indian subcontinent and the nearby island of Sri Lanka. In Pakistani literature, the shaheen has a special association with the poetry of the country's national poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The Pakistan Air Force has as a symbol and in Gilgit-Baltistan it is the unofficial bird of the region.
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