Red-necked Falcon

Red-necked falcon, Photo: Sadat Amin Khan

তুরমতি/শিরেল/লাল-ঘাড় শাহীন

Falco chicquera  , Daudin, 1800

রাজ্য / Kingdom: Animalia
বর্গ / Order: Falconiformes
পরিবার / Family: Falconidae
গন / Genus: Falco
প্রজাতি / Species: F. chicquera

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A powerful, small, fast flying bird having a long tail and a rufous crown and nape and also moustachial stripe. It has a wide yellow eye ring. Its upperpart is blue-grey, finely barred with dark grey to black and underpart is white with fine barrings.

Females are about 10% larger than males.

It mainly hunts bird, bats, large insects targeting from a perch and brings down its prey quite close to the ground.

Distribution: They are resident in sub-Saharan Africa, India and Nepal. They prefer semi-desert, palm Savannah, sparse vegetation.


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