Showing posts with label Falcons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Falcons. Show all posts


The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a compact, small falcons that nest circumpolar in the northern hemisphere and is the smallest falcon in Europe. The species has a northern circumpolar distribution and breeds in Iceland, British Isles, Scandinavia, Baltic States, northern Asia and North America. Most of the world population are migrants.
The Merlin often nests in abandoned nests by corvids or pigeons.
The Merlin hunts mainly birds, but sometimes rodents and insects. The Merlin can take its prey in the air and on the ground. The Merlin likes to sit on a slightly elevated location looking for prey.

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American Kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. It also ranges to South America, and is a well-established species that has evolved seventeen subspecies adapted to different environments and habitats throughout the Americas.

Common Kestrel

Common Kestrel sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Common Kestrel
The Kestrel is Belgium's National Bird.
The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey. This falcon is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Crested caracara

  • Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) is a resident in Cuba, northern South America (south to northern Peru and northern Amazonian Brazil) and most of Central America and Mexico, just reaching the southernmost parts of the United States, including Florida, where it is resident but listed as threatened.

Crested caracara bird painting bu Artmagenta
Crested caracara
Mexico's national bird

Mexico's national bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta

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Shaheen falcon

Shaheen falcon ketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Shaheen falcon
National Bird of Pakistan

The shaheen falcon (Falco peregrinus peregrinator) is a subspecies of the peregrine falcon found mainly in the Indian subcontinent

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon bird painting by Artmagenta
Peregrine Falcon

The peregrine falcon  (Falco peregrinushas a circumpolar distribution and occurs in all continents except Antarctica. Most of the northern populations are migratory while the southern is sedentary.

Saker falcon

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a very large falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria.
Saker falcon sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Saker falcon
National Bird of Hungary and Mongolia

Hungary’s national bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta

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Gyrfalcon sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Gyrfalcon. Z0122
Iceland's National Bird
The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) occur in mountainous regions and on the tundra around the entire northern hemisphere. It occurs in Canada, USA, Mexico, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Greece, Russia and China.

Hobby Falcon

Hobby Falcon sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Hobby Falcon
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) is a medium sized hawk that is a skilled flyer. The Hobby occurs in larger parts of Europe. It is spread from the Atlantic coast to Kamchatka.

Red-footed Falcon

The red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) is found in eastern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in Africa.