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About the Aplomado Falcon

Also known as: Orange-chested Hobby, Arizona Hawk, Femoral Falcon

The Aplomado Falcon is a medium-sized species of falcon that lives in Mexico and parts of Central and South America. They are also found in the southwestern United States.

Aplomado Falcons often hunt in the early morning. They take prey items like birds, small rodents, lizards, and large insects.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 October 2012
Scientific Name Falco femoralis
  • Falconiformes
  • Falconidae
  • Falco
  • F. femoralis
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
12 to 16 inches
36 inches
7.3 to 16 ounces
Range North America Central America South America

International Names

  • Falcão-de-coleira (Brazilian)
  • 黄腹隼 (Chinese)
  • ostříž aplomado (Czech)
  • Aplomadofalk (Danish)
  • Aplomadovalk (Dutch)
  • keikarijalohaukka (Finnish)
  • Faucon aplomado (French)
  • Aplomadofalke (German)
  • Falco Aplomado (Italian)
  • オナガハヤブサ (Falco Aplomado) (Japanese)
  • Aplomadofalk (Norwegian)
  • sokól rdzawobrewy (Polish)
  • Сокол апломадо (Russian)
  • Halcón Aleto (Spanish)
  • Aplomadofalk (Swedish)