Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Red‑headed Falcon Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Falco chicquera
Family : Falconidae
Order : Falconiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Red-headed Falcon is an elegant blue-grey raptor with a chestnut head.Female larger than male and the adult looks pale blue-grey from above whereas from below shows white with fine black-bars.It has grey tail,half greenish-yellow bill along with brown irises,legs and feet.Both sexes look alike.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Bram Piot(www.xeno-canto.org/Bram Piot), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.