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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Aplomado Falcon

Faucon aplomado

Falco femoralis


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Aplomado Falcon

B L W W W Family Latin Name
18" 45.7cm 48" 122cm 9oz 255g Falconidae Falco femoralis

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  • Year Around
  • Winter
Aplomado Falcon

Distribution: The Aplomado Falcon was once a bird of prey seen in southern regions of Texas. Unfortunately, it disappeared a number of years ago. Through the reintroduction of these falcons from Central America and Mexico, these birds are now a part of the southeastern Texas landscape again. They are even showing some signs that it is expanding its range. This has been a positive experience where intervention and providing protection for an endangered species has had great results.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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