The word hayabusa





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Peregrine Falcon

THE PEREGRINE is a large, compact falcon, measuring 14 to 18 inches (35 to 45 cm) long. The upper wings, crown and side of the head, are blue-gray, while the chest and leg feathers are white, flecked with short black horizontal stripes, increasing toward the feet (moreso on the female). Its hooked beak and outline around its large, dark eyes is yellowish.Its feet are large and possess dagger-like black claws.The birds tend to be darker in the norther regions and paler in the southerly and desert zones.
The female is called the 'falcon' and the male is the 'tiercel' (from the latin tierce; a reference to the fact that the male is about a third smaller than the female).
There are eighteen identifiable subspecies of Peregrine throughout the world, inhabiting all continents except Antartica. They are often found near sea cliffs or mountainous country though it can be found cruising open locales for prey. Peregrines from northern regions typically fly south to warmer climes during the winter months.
The Peregrine is considered an excellent flyer and a supreme hunter among birds of prey. Since ancient times in the Middle East, falconry and carries great prestige and Peregrines are highly prized by Arab falconers. From the Middle Ages to recent times, the Peregrine has been a favorite choice as a falconer's bird in Britain. It hunts for birds ranging in size from small Passerines to those as large as Geese. Typical prey includes Pigeons, Gulls, Ducks, and even Herons. It will also eat small mammals, reptiles, and insects.
Attacking with its wings drawn almost to its sides, a Peregrine's deadly accurate dive (or 'stoop&#39
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speed has been recorded between 65 to 250 mph (400 km/h).The speed of the strike alone, and the damage inflicted by the Peregrine's hind claw (ripping open the bird's back or removing its head) is often sufficient for the Peregrine to kill its victim. However, if not killed in flight, the prey will invariably die upon impact with the earth upon its release after striking. When retrieved, the prey is partly plucked before being eaten -- a pile of feathers is a fair indication that a Peregrine is in the area.
 

Narcissus

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Hayabusa means 'big, robust, strong'. The Japanese Kanji you see on the bike, however, is the word 'Hayato' (Hi-a-to) and has almost the same meaning as 'Hayabusa'.
 
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Actually it only means "strong and fast", And the falcon is strong and fast so they call it that too.

Hayabusa  = ‹
Hayabusa@‚Ââ‚Ô‚³

And the kanji on the bike is pronounce in both ways.

It kind of like how we have the same pronucation of different words in english with different meanings (write-right, to-too-two, etc.)

In Japanese Nearly all kanji (over 6000, with about 2000 in frequent use) have several meanings and pronucations.

Just a fewe facts about the language, hope some of you will be interested in learning it thru my webpage
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Andy

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Hayabusa's were also 2nd world war fighter planes (adapted for Kamakazee (spell)
They were in Copper/Silver and Blue/Silver

Guess what ??? (dive speed of 200mph) there's another coincidence


if yer all desperate, I'l get the piccies
 

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