aplomado falcon facts
Name: Halcón perdiguero, Halcón plomizo / Aplomado falcon
Scientific Name: Falco femoralis
Size: Long 36 – 45cm (14 – 18in.)
Open fields with scattered bushes and trees, hillsides and Patagonian Steppe.
Frequently seen in pairs, look for prey whilst perched on high branches, cliffs and man-made structures like antennas. Fast flight and regularly stoops with half – closed wing.
Carnivore, fierce hunter of birds, which are caught on flight.