Red-necked falcon, Photo: Sadat Amin Khan
Falco chicquera , Daudin, 1800
|রাজ্য / Kingdom:||Animalia|
|বর্গ / Order:||Falconiformes|
|পরিবার / Family:||Falconidae|
|গন / Genus:||Falco|
|প্রজাতি / Species:||F. chicquera|
- Sadat Amin Khan
- A.N.M Aminoor Rahman
- Abdul Fattah
- Ikbal H. Babu
- Asif Ishtiaque
- Dr.Mahabubur Rahman Munna
- Milton Bennett
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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