Photo: Felix Tam/Audubon Photography Awards

Aplomado Falcon

Falco femoralis

This trim, elegant falcon once nested in desert grassland of the southwest, but it has been very rare north of the Mexican border since the 1920s or before. Recently a few have reappeared in New Mexico and western Texas, and there has been a major attempt to reintroduce the species in southern Texas.
Family Falcons
This trim, elegant falcon once nested in desert grassland of the southwest, but it has been very rare north of the Mexican border since the 1920s or before. Recently a few have reappeared in New Mexico and western Texas, and there has been a major attempt to reintroduce the species in southern Texas.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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A rapid kak-kak-kak-kak.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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