adult; no sexual dimorphism; breast streaks (California, USA; 2007-01-13)

Prairie Falcon
Falco mexicanus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: found in open arid country where it essentially seves as an ecological counterpart of the Peregrine Falcon of coast and wetter habitats.

brownish back, moustache (California, USA; 2006-12-17)

diagnostic black armpits in flight (California, USA; 2006-12-17)

perched high on a mountain tip (Montana, USA; 2006-03-23)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2007-01-13)