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In Egyptian mythology, the god Horus is represented as having the head of a falcon.

The name is recorded from Middle English (in form faucon, originally denoting any diurnal bird of prey used in falconry), and comes via Old French, from late Latin falco, from Latin falx, falc- ‘scythe’ (or of Germanic origin, related to Dutch and German). The -l- was added in the 15th century to conform with the Latin spelling.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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