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Collared Falconet



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The Collared Falconet with the scientific name Microhierax

caerulescens is one of the species of bird of prey which belongs to the Falconidae family. The quick clarification of this collared falconet is given below,

 Kingdom  Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Falconiformes 
 Family   Falconidae 
 Genus   Microhierax 
 Species   Microhierax caerulescens 

Physical Characteristics:

The size of the collared falconet is in the range of 15 to 18 cm. The wingspan of this species is in the range of 30 to 34 cm. The adult male collared falcons have a black crown and white forehead with a black streak above the eyes and forming a broad white collar on the nape of the neck. The upper parts of this bird is glossy black in colour and the innermost secondary parts are in little white colour. It also has tail quills. It has a deep chestnut below the throat. Its breast and under wing coverts are in white colour. The collared falcons' tail is black in colour and has four white bars. The eyes of this species are in brown colour and the cere and feet is in black colour. Female and immature collared falcons look similar to the male falcons. But the female birds have more white in their wings. During the flight the white spots in the wings of these species are visible.

Behaviour:

This species are very shy and nervous in nature. They fly from tree to tree and seldom rest on a branch for any length of time.


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