Tag: Falcons and caracaras

Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Milvago chimachima | [authority] Vieillot, 1816 | [UK] Yellow-headed Caracara | [FR] Caracara a tete jaune | [DE] Gelbkopf-Karakara | [ES] Caracara Chimachima | [NL] Geelkopcaraca Subspecies Monotypic species Genus A south American bird of prey, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, […]

White-fronted Falconet (Microhierax latifrons)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Microhierax latifrons | [authority] Sharpe, 1879 | [UK] White-fronted Falconet | [FR] Fauconnet de Borneo | [DE] Weissscheitel-Falkchen | [ES] Falconete de Borneo | [NL] Borneo-dwergvalk Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Microhierax latifrons OR Borneo Genus Members of the genus Microhierax are the smallest of falcons. Their […]

White-rumped Falcon (Polihierax insignis)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Polihierax insignis | [authority] Walden, 1872 | [UK] White-rumped Falcon | [FR] Fauconnet a pattes jaunes | [DE] Langschwanz-Zwergfalke | [ES] Halconcito Asiatico | [NL] Birmaanse Dwergvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the Polihierax genus are small to very small falcons. Their wings are rather short, but […]

White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Phalcoboenus albogularis | [authority] Gould, 1837 | [UK] White-throated Caracara | [FR] Caracara a gorge blanche | [DE] Weisskehl-Karakara | [ES] Caracara Aurocano | [NL] Witkeelcaracara Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Phalcoboenus albogularis SA s Chile, s Argentina Genus Phalcoboenus is a small genus of birds of […]

Spotted Kestrel (Falco moluccensis)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco moluccensis | [authority] Bonaparte, 1850 | [UK] Spotted Kestrel | [FR] Crecerelle des Moluques | [DE] Molukkenfalke | [ES] Cernicalo Moluqueno | [NL] Indische Torenvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the genus falco are mostly medium-sized falcons, but vary from the large peregrine falcon to the […]

Spot-winged Falconet (Spiziapteryx circumcincta)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Spiziapteryx circumcincta | [authority] Kaup, 1852 | [UK] Spot-winged Falconet | [FR] Carnifex a ailes tachetees | [DE] Tropfenfalke | [ES] Halconcito Argentino | [NL] Witstuitvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The Spot-winged Falconet (Spiziapteryx circumcincta) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is […]

Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Phalcoboenus australis | [authority] Gmelin, 1788 | [UK] Striated Caracara | [FR] Caracara austral | [DE] Falkland-Karakara | [ES] Caracara Austral | [NL] Falklandcaracara Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Phalcoboenus is a small genus of birds of prey in the Falconidae family. They are found in barren, open habitats […]

Seychelles Kestrel (Falco araeus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco araeus | [authority] Oberholser, 1917 | [UK] Seychelles Kestrel | [FR] Crecerelle des Seychelles | [DE] Seychellenfalke | [ES] Cernicalo de la Seychelles | [NL] Seychellentorenvalk Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Falco araeus AF Seychelles Islands Genus Members of the genus falco are mostly medium-sized falcons, […]