PORT PHILLIP BAY


Brown Falcon 

Falco berigora

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Falconiformes
Family:
Falconidae
Genus:
Falco
Species:
berigora

General Description

Upper body brown, brown or cream underneath. Black stripe on face. Narrow pointed wings. Body up to 52 cm long.

Biology

Brown Falcons hunt for their prey by flying overhead and pouncing, occasionally hovering before they attack. They mainly eat small rodents and insects.

Habitat

Open grasslands, pastures and farmland.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Australia.

Species Group

Birds Eagles and falcons

Max Size

52 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern
  • CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Brown Falcon, Falco berigora, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 29 Mar 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7882

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