Field Notes

David Fix
97. by David Fix on August 10, 2011 at 06:24 pm

The Prairie Falcon is in reality a two-toned raptor, at least when perched, when it looks darker above and paler below. The color of the upperparts might be better described as cold gray-brown. The capsule description, however, aptly describes the less plunging wingbeat of Prairie Falcon vs. other larger falcons. As is true with Peregrine Falcon, there is a subtle-but-learnable difference in the wingstroke, and in wing and body shape, between males and females. This is hard to grasp on individual birds seen by the less experienced birder but, given a pair around a nest site, it can be readily perceived.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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