French: Petit Faucon German: Australischer Baumfalke Spanish: Alcotán australiano
Subspecies and Distribution
F. l. hanieli
Hellmayr, 1914 – Lesser Sundas from Lombok to Timor, Wetar and Tanimbar Is.
F. l. murchisonianus
Mathews, 1912 – N, C & E Australia; outside breeding season occurs N to Moluccas#R and S New Guinea.
F. l. longipennis
Swainson, 1838 – SW & SE Australia, islands in Bass Strait (King I, Flinders I) and Tasmania; outside breeding season occurs N to Moluccas#R, New Guinea and New Britain.
30–35 cm; male 132–280 g, larger female 190–420 g; wingspan 66–87 cm. Small Falco, resembling other hobbies and almost same size as White-... read more
Only really vocal during breeding season, when gives a rapid "kee-kee-kee..." in... read more
Open forest including monsoon rainforest, woodland, savanna and adjacent treeless habitats, wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Small birds, small insectivorous bats and flying insects. Mostly terrestrial flocking birds, such as larks, pipits, grassfinches (Ploceidae... read more
Season Aug–Jan in S and C Australia, but commences at least 1 month earlier further N. Peak egg-laying apparently Sept–Oct.... read more
Resident and partly migratory populations. Birds breeding at high latitudes and altitudes winter in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Fairly common and widespread, even in cities and towns, and considered to be Australia's third-commonest raptor.... read more
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