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Bird Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)

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Common Name: Brown Falcon

Scientific name: Falco berigora

Family: Falconidae

Order: Falconiformes

Other Names:Brown Hawk.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Habitat: Most types except closed forests.

Description: They are found in light and dark forms and a variety of intermediates. Animals typically have red-brown heads with narrow black streaks with a light crown and off white chin. Wings are a spotted red-brown with dark brown quills. Beaks are light blue/grey, eyes are brown. Size 40 - 50 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Kilkivan,QLD.

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I have found the falcon colours very variable in their shadings. Lighting can also be a key factor. If you look at auscrafts entry the third picture looks like a different bird because rain cloud came in while he was taking the photos and the colouration appeared changed.

Below are some pics of a couple of birds in flight. I have matched up a still photo of the bird flying because colours will look different again in flight depending on the lighting.

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Even though it was an overcast day, we were right under the telegraph pole when we took the photos. Bird above medium brown.

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These photos were taken at the same pole. This one looks like a rufous. Very light in colour.

Photos by auscraft, 2011-2012. Location: Goomeri.
 
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