Aplomado Falcon


(Falco femoralis)

The beautiful Aplomado Falcon is common in South America, but disappeared from North America during the first half of the twentieth century. It has been reintroduced in parts of New Mexico and south Texas, and young have successfully fledged at least in the south Texas population. They hunt in pairs and make twenty or more forays every day. With patience and some luck they can be seen perched on a roadside fencepost devouring their latest catch, usually a small bird.

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