Guide of Birds

Cernicalo

  • Familia: Falconidae
    Genero: Falco
    Nombre Cientifico: tinnunculus

    Scientific Name: Falco sparverius.


    Distribution in Chile: Arica to Tierra del Fuego (I to XII regions), also in the Archipelago of Juan Fernandez. Rises to 3,000 m in the Andes.

    Habitat: coastal, agricultural land and mountainous areas.

    Behavior: fly nimbly and quickly, both as actively planning flapping their wings. He lives alone or in pairs. Eat all small live prey (birds, rodents, reptiles, insects).

    Biography
    Its our smallest falcon. The female, slightly larger than the male, reaches about 30 cm in total length and the distance between their open wings is 60 cm. On the head are two vertical black stripes on white cheeks. In males, the plumage of the back has a reddish-brown color, the wings are grayish hue and the tail end features a wide black band. In the female, the entire top is reddish-brown with black stripes cross color. When flying their thin wings, pointy be seen, and long tail

    Paises en donde vive la/el Cernicalo

    ARGENTINA - BOLIVIA - BRASIL - CANADA - CHILE - COLOMBIA - CUBA - ECUADOR - EL SALVADOR - ESTADOS UNIDOS - GUATEMALA - HONDURAS - JAMAICA - MEXICO - NICARAGUA - PANAMA - PARAGUAY - PERU - URUGUAY - VENEZUELA -