Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)

brownFalconLargeDescription:

Adults are usually 40 cm to 50 cm long. They are found in light and dark forms and a variety of intermediates. Animals typically have red-brown heads with narrow black streaks with a light crown and off white chin. Wings are a spotted red-brown with dark brown quills. Beaks are light blue/grey, eyes are brown. The falcons make a loud cackle call uttered frequently.

Feeding:

The brown falcon eats small mammals, including house mice and young rabbits. It also eats small birds, lizards, snakes and a variety of invertebrates particularly caterpillars, grasshoppers, crickets and beetles. Insects form the bulk of the animals diet during winter and the falcons often chase the insects on the ground.

One Response to Brown Falcon

  1. Chris Herbert says:

    I work in the middle of Glenorchy and perched on top of the mobile towers are two brown falcons! Both making screeching noises and circling around the tower. Amazing birds!

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