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Prairie Falcon eating a Canada Goose

Falco mexicanus


A slender falcon with a brown back, white belly, and black streaks on the face. After talking to others, we believe she is either just scavenging or the goose was already sick and she could take it down easier. There is a huge size difference and this falcon taking on a healthy goose would be a big endeavor, though not impossible.


At the park in town. About the last place I would have expected to ever see a Prairie Falcon!

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Great spotting!

AshleyT 5 years ago

Thank you Tom, Sarah, and Antonio!

Awesome capture Ashley,these Falcons adapt very well to the citys,here in Portugal you can find several species in the big citys,nesting in roofs and balconis and praying on pigeons,but this is another "level" is like David versus Golias,very nice find,congrats and thanks for sharing

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 5 years ago

What a great trip to the park! So many species - and this great find too!

Tom15 5 years ago

Wow, what a huge catch that falcon made! Nice series and great spotting.

Texas, USA

Lat: 35.21, Long: -101.83

Spotted on Feb 15, 2014
Submitted on Feb 16, 2014

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