Red-necked Falcon
Red-necked Falcon ©en.wikipedia.org

Order Falconiformes

Family Falconidae

Genus Falco

Scientific Name

Falco chicquera

Other Names

Red-headed merlin, red-headed falcon, rufous-necked falcon

Thumbnail Description

Falcons hunt in pairs often at dawn and dusk

Size & Weight

  • BODY-LENGTH: 30–36 cm
  • WEIGHT: (males) 139 – 178 grams (female) 190 – 305 grams
  • WINGSPAN: 85 cm

Habitat

Semi-desert, savannah, dry open country, riverine forest

Range

Africa, India

Diet

Eurasian tree sparrow, house sparrow, white-browed wagtail, rosy starling, chestnut-tailed starling, Indian cuckoo, Kentish plover, little ringed plover, ashy-crowned finch-lark, robins, quails, babblers, swifts, bulbuls, pipits, larks, laughing dove, pied cuckoo, little stint, plain martin, tailor bird, brown crake, pied bushchat, brown shrike

Number of Eggs

3 – 5 eggs

Breeding Season

January – March

Incubation Period

32 – 34 days

Fledging Period

35 – 37 days

Gestation Period

Unknown

Weaning Period

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

ki-ki-ki-ki

Behavior

Diurnal

Conservation Status

Near Threatened