Bonanza Bird #20: Black Falcon

Today's latest Birdorable species is a fantastic bird of prey from Australia: the Black Falcon!

The Black Falcon is a species of raptor endemic to Australia. They are found across a wide range which covers roughly the eastern two-thirds of the continent.

BLACK FALCON Falco subniger
BLACK FALCON Falco subniger by beeater

Black Falcons have an overall dark plumage. Young birds are nearly completely black. Birds become lighter as they age; older Black Falcons are usually a dark sooty brown color overall.

Tomorrow's species is a long-legged bird of South American grasslands. Can you guess what it will be?

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laurakeet on July 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM wrote:
southern lapwing?
Gustavo Carvalho on July 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM wrote:
Yes i know!!It will be a Red-Legged Seriema(Cariama cristata).I'm from Brazil(Rio de Janeiro) and I've already saw this bird several times at my uncle's site(farm)in S
Birdorable on July 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM wrote:
Gustavo, that is a GREAT guess! It seems we have done a good job of capturing the shape of the bird... stay tuned to see the full color version!
Gustavo Carvalho on July 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM wrote:
ok,I will be!
Andrew on November 20, 2018 at 3:19 AM wrote:
medium bird is a black falcon?
Spurwing Plover on June 1, 2022 at 7:04 AM wrote:
Red Legged Serama

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