Tag: Falcons and caracaras

Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Caracara plancus | [authority] Miller, 1777 | [UK] Southern Crested Caracara | [FR] Caracara huppe | [DE] Schopfkarakara | [ES] Caracara Carancho | [NL] Kuifcaracara Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The genus caracara, comprises of two species; both birds of prey in the family Falconidae. The Northern Caracara which […]

Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Polihierax semitorquatus | [authority] Smith, 1836 | [UK] Pygmy Falcon | [FR] Fauconnet d’ Afrique | [DE] Halsband-Zwergfalke | [ES] Hacloncito Africano | [NL] Afrikaanse Dwergvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the Polihierax genus are small to very small falcons. Their wings are rather short, but quite […]

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Ibycter americanus | [authority] Boddaert, 1783 | [UK] Red-throated Caracara | [FR] Caracara a gorge rouge | [DE] Rotkehl-Karakara | [ES] Caracara Gorgirrojo | [NL] Roodkeelcaracara Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus) is a social species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It […]

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco peregrinus | [authority] Tunstall, 1771 | [UK] Peregrine Falcon | [FR] Faucon pelerin | [DE] Wanderfalke | [ES] Halcon Peregrino | [NL] Slechtvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the genus falco are mostly medium-sized falcons, but vary from the large peregrine falcon to the small American […]