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Falcon City

Grades: 1-3
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    Join Chris and Martin on a Creature Adventure to discover the incredible flying powers, hunting techniques and aerial maneuvers of Peregrine Falcons through this full episode with accompanying clips. Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds in the world, reaching speeds up to 200 mph and catching their prey in mid-air. But when Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers, viewers learn some extraordinary characteristics of this seemingly ordinary species, like how they are one of the only bird species to feed their young with milk. And when the devious Zach Varmitech tries to clean his building from top to bottom and destroy a falcon nest in the process, viewers learn the importance of flight feathers to hatchling in the process.
  • Falcon City Episode

    In this full episode Chris and Martin go on a Creature Adventure to discover the incredible flying powers, hunting techniques and aerial maneuvers of Peregrine Falcons. Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds in the world, reaching speeds up to 200 mph and catching their prey in mid-air. But when Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers, viewers learn some extraordinary characteristics of this seemingly ordinary species, like how they are one of the only bird species to feed their young with milk. And when the devious Zach Varmitech tries to clean his building from top to bottom and destroy a falcon nest in the process, viewers learn the importance of flight feathers to hatchling in the process.

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    © 2010

  • Falcon Flight

    In this live action segment, Chris and Martin test the flying powers of the fastest bird in the world: the Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 200 mph and catch other birds right out of the sky. Watch the Peregrine Falcon in action as the Kratt brothers use falconry to observe their flying power, hunting speed and impressive aerial maneuvers.

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    © 2010

  • Pigeon Secrets

    In this animated segment, Chris and Martin are on another Creature Adventure when they see Zach Varmitech taunting a couple of pigeons. When the pigeons get the better of Zach, the brothers decide to get to know this species of bird a little bit better. Learn what types of foods different bird moms bring back for their chicks, and how pigeons are one of the few non-mammals to feed their young milk!

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    © 2010

  • Fantastic Flight Display

    In this animated segment, learn the characteristics of a baby falcon, and what makes a good nest site in the city. Watch as Chris and Martin wing it when the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild. When Chris' Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers, he uses what he knows about the falcon's hunting patterns to catch birds in mid air, and quickly attracts the attention of a passing falcon. Together he and Martin use this falcon to activate their Creature Power Suits and find a falcon hatchling.

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    © 2010

  • Falcon Power Saves the Day

    In this animated segment, Zach Varmitech is angered by the filth left on his building by the city pigeons. But when Martin and Chris discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a Peregrine Falcon nest with chicks, they make it their mission to stop him! Watch as the Kratt brothers activate their Peregrine Falcons powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high-flying creature rescue and learn the importance of growing flight feathers to a hatchling's survival!

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    © 2010

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
NSTA National Science Education Standards

Discover that animals that live in cities can have amazing characteristics, such as pigeons with their remarkable homing ability. Explore how falcons use their speed when diving to hunt other birds.


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Contributor: Kratts Brothers Contributor