Falco berigora

Falco berigora

falcon perched

(Brown Falcon)

FAMILY

Falconidae

Species

Falco berigora

Common name

Brown Falcon

Main colour

Reddish-brown to dark brown

Distinctive feature

Slow moving wings upswept in flight, body 45-50 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

There are a number of different races which vary in colour in this species. Size ranges from 45cm long in the male to 50 cm long in the female. Body is in various shades of brown with paler underparts, tail is rounded. Legs and feet bluish, eyes with a brown iris and some blue around the margin, bill bluish-grey tipped with black.

Additional images

birds on the wing