falcon picture

Falcon (2013)

A programming language

by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science


The name Falcon applies to any raptor in the genus Falco. Many of these are commonly called hawks. For example, the American Kestrel is known as a Sparrow Hawk, and the Peregrine Falcon is known as a Duck Hawk. It is noteworthy that the University of Iowa's Tigerhawk logo has facial markings that somewhat resemble those of a Perigrine falcon or a kestrel. Among the raptors, Falcons are distinguished by being small and nimble, with the ability to hover while watching for prey and then diving for a capture.

The falcon image in the header is derived from American_Kestrel_RWD1.jpg, which Dick Daniels made and placed in the Wikimedia Commons under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Therefore, that license also applies to this image.