French: Faucon bérigora German: Habichtfalke Spanish: Halcón berigora
Vigors and Horsfield
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
F. b. novaeguineae
(A. B. Meyer, 1894) – C & E New Guinea, including islands of N coast (Manam, Karkar, Long), and coastal N Australia.
F. b. berigora
Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 – N, C & E Australia, and Tasmania and nearby islands.
F. b. occidentalis
(Gould, 1844) – SW & CW Australia.
41–51 cm; male 316–590 g, female 430–860 g; wingspan 88–115 cm. Medium- to large-sized, round-shouldered falcon with long legs (unique for the... read more
Quite vocal, including away from the nesting area. Main call is a repeated raucous screaming “... read more
Found in a wide variety of habitats, being consistently absent only from dense stands of rainforest... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals, birds, reptiles (commonly snakes), amphibians, arthropods and carrion; rarely fish and freshwater molluscs (the latter perhaps... read more
Apr–Sept in N, Aug–Oct in S. Solitary. Uses old stick nest of other raptor or Corvus in tree; rarely on tree fern,... read more
Adults generally sedentary, or with local movements to winter territories. Juveniles dispersive or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common and widespread, especially in Australia, where one of the two most common falconids; generally uncommon in New... read more
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