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Prairie Falcon

Falco mexicanus


The most distinctive feature is the white tips to the tail feathers; I haven't been able to find anything that comes close to matching. Sorry for the poor quality. This is the only time I've seen this type of bird; I'm assuming it's a species of hawk, or at least a raptor of some kind.

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Liam 8 years ago
Prairie Falcon
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Liam 8 years ago

Wing shape makes it a falcon, dark axillaries suggests Prairie.

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Arcata, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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