Perlin (falconry)

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For the computer scientist, see Ken Perlin.

The word perlin is a falconer's term for a hybrid between a peregrine falcon and a merlin. It is bigger and faster than a merlin, but does not fly as far as a peregrine, and thus is less likely to fly far away and become lost. Usually the peregrine is the father and the merlin is the mother.

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