IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Prairie Falcon Characteristics
 
 
Adults
         
 
 
 


 
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
             
 
Juveniles
         
 
 
   
 
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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