Brown Falcon
Brown Morph, Adult
Ellura
Brown Falcon
Rufous Morph, under-wing
 
    
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Bird of Prey (Falconiformes)
Family: Falcon (Falconidae)
Species: Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
This Photo:     Rufous Morph, head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Medium sized bird of prey. The light morph has a buff breast, with thin brown stripes. All morphs have brown back and wings. We have a resident breeding pair of Brown Falcons (mixed morphs) often found perched on the top of a dead tree. They sit there for hours, scanning their surrounds.
We have read of studies that the suggest "morphs" are simple age variations (lighter = older). Our photo of a Light Morph juvenile must disprove this?

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Jul-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)