Baking: Prairie Falcon

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Falco mexicanus

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 35-45 in Weight: 1-3 lbs

Identification:

Long, pointed wings and tail. Brown back and white front with brown spots. White eyebrow and brown malar stripe. Dark armpit in flight.

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Distribution:

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Range map by All About Birds

Cool Facts:

Similar to cheetahs, gazelle, and football players, Prairie Falcons and many of their relatives have dark marks beneath their eyes, called malar stripes in birds. This feature reduces glare in sunny environments, allowing for keener eyesight while hunting.

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References:

All About Birds

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Teresa Root says:

    Nice!

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