Prairie Falcon
(Falco mexicanus)

Prairie Falcon

Prairie falcons are nongame birds that are popular with falconers. They inhabit all elevations but prefer desert areas adjacent to cliffs. Their diet consists of small mammals, birds, and insects. Nest territories are utilized from 4-1 through 7-15. Active nests require a 0.5 mile radius buffer zone located on a cliff face. Eggs incubate for 28-35 days after which chicks fledge in 35-42 days. Their population trend appears stable.

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