Cernicalo

Kestrel, bird guide.   -
Kestrel, bird guide.   -

Kestrel, bird guide

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

Countries where lives Cernicalo

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

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