French: Faucon noir German: Rußfalke Spanish: Halcón negro
G. R. Gray, 1843,
Australia except most of W & SW and part of coastal Northern Territory.
45–56 cm; male 510–710 g, female 610–1000 g; wingspan 96–115 cm. Medium large Falco, distinctively broader-winged than most congeners and has... read more
Rather silent, even when confronted by intruders around nest, when most commonly gives loud scream... read more
Sparse eucalyptus woodland, savanna, scrubby grassland and farmland, often close to watercourses or... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals, birds, large insects and carrion; rarely reptiles. Commonly young rabbits and rats (perhaps mainly in breeding season); birds such... read more
May–Mar, usually Jul–Sept. Solitary, though may nest near raptors of other species. Uses large stick nests of other raptors or... read more
Poorly understood. Partly migratory and dispersive (perhaps nomadic); apparently some regular... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally uncommon but widespread; may be locally common in arid zone in wet years. Reported densities of one pair/1... read more
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