Falco – Falcons
The pure falcons in the actual sense
This term refers to any of the almost 60 species of hawks in the Falconiformes order, which are diurnal birds of prey with long, pointed wings and strong flyers.
The term is given to the genus Falco, which has 39 species, in a limited sense, as real falcons. Falcons may be found almost anywhere on the planet.
In real falcons, the female is the bigger and more aggressive of the two sexes, and she is chosen for falconry. Falcons have “flags” on their legs and a well-developed notch in the beak that forms a “tooth” in the Falco species. Falcons usually build their nests in tree holes or on natural ledges on cliffs.
Species in this genus
Their keen vision enables them to scan vast landscapes, identifying small movements or potential prey items even from high altitudes
Presenting one of the world’s rarest falcons!
The smallest of falcons in the entirety of America, but you would be mistaken to take this bird lightly
Largest of falcons: can grow up to 60cm (2 ft) in height
At the speed of over 321 km/h (200 mph), this bird outraces a Formula1 car