IWRC Raptor ID Series
Prairie Falcon Characteristics

white cheek
brown auricular patch
narrow dark malar mark
white supercilium
yellow cere
brown upperparts
with cross bars
faintly banded pale tail
(bands not evident in this photo)
with narrow white tip
tomial tooth
bluish beak
pale yellow cere
(bluish at fledging)
narrow dark malar mark
white supercilium
brown upperparts
with pale edges on coverts
brown tail
with wide white tip
          auricular patch = area over ear
supercilium = eyebrow
malar mark = lower jaw area, below eye
tomial tooth=notch on upper mandible of falcons
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