BLACK FALCON FACTS
The Black Falcon is black or dark brown falcon with paler throat. Some birds have white speckles on the breast and under the wings. It has broad wings and fairly long tail with curved tip. the eye is dark brown and beak has a black tip. Female birds are larger than males. The species is usually found where there is water in arid and semi arid zones.
open woodland, farmland, grassland with stands of trees. It does not inhabit dense forest.
small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects
nests in old nest of a crow or other bird of prey. The female lays two to four spotted and blotched pale eggs.
The Black Falcon is found across mainland Australia, but is not often seen in south western parts of Western Australia, and is not found in Tasmania. It is more common in interior drier areas than coastal areas.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black Falcon|
Relatives in same Genus
Brown Falcon (F. berigora)
Nankeen Kestrel (F. cenchroides)
Australian Hobby (F. longipennis)
Peregrine Falcon (F. peregrinus)