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Prairie Falcon

Falco mexicanus Schlegel, 1850


The prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) is a medium-sized falcon of western North America. It is about the size of a peregrine falconor a crow, with an average length of 40 cm (16 in), wingspan of 1 metre (40 in), and weight of 720 g (1.6 lb). As in all falcons, females are noticeably bigger than males.


This fast flying falcon was watching the foothills for small prey.

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Hyde Park, Utah, USA

Spotted on Dec 19, 2015
Submitted on Dec 23, 2015

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