Baking: Aplomado Falcon

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Falco femoralis

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 30-35 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

Long, pointed wings and tail. Light breast with black belly band and rufous legs/undertail. Dark back with thick malar stripe and white eyebrow. Black and white banded tail.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Though the Aplomado Falcon is widespread in South America, the species largely disappeared from the US in the 1930s, leading to listing as a federally endangered species. Reintroduction of captive-bred birds has reestablished a breeding population in south Texas.

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References:

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