French: Faucon gris German: Silberfalke Spanish: Halcón gris
York, Western Australia.
Australia except extreme N & SW and most of S & E coasts.
33–43 cm; male 335 g, female 500–624 g; wingspan 81–103 cm. Medium-sized, stocky-bodied Falco with long wings, short tail, blue-grey upperparts and... read more
Commonest vocalization is loud, harsh chattering "kek-kek-kek..." or "kak-kak-kak... read more
Woodland, scrub, savanna, dunes and plains in arid and semi-arid zones; from sea-level to at least... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily birds, especially parrots (Psittaciformes) to size of Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and pigeons (Columbidae), but also... read more
Season Jun–Jan, laying Jul–Oct, mainly in Jul–Aug; in any area may breed only in years with above-average rainfall (... read more
Poorly understood; resident and partly migratory or dispersive populations, with behaviour... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. Despite very large range, occurs at very low densities, breeding only in warmer areas. Estimated current global... read more
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