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Falco chicquera Daudin, 1800 – Red-necked Falcon

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Red-headed Falcon or Red-headed Merlin.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits grasslands in open country with low rainfall regions in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nepal from the sea level up to 1,400m. The Indian population breeds during January-May. It mostly forages on small birds (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to commercial developments and pollution (BirdLife International 2016).

References:
BirdLife International 2016. Falco chicquera . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22727778A94961899. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22727778A94961899.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2020. Falco chicquera Daudin, 1800 – Red-necked Falcon. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1235/Falco-chicquera
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