Aplomado Falcon

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 October 2012
Scientific Name
Falco femoralis
  • Falconiformes
  • Falconidae
  • Falco
  • F. femoralis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
12 to 16 inches
36 inches
7.3 to 16 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Falcão-de-coleira
Chinese (汉语) 黄腹隼
Czech (Cesky) ostříž aplomado
Danish (Dansk) Aplomadofalk
Dutch (Nederlands) Aplomadovalk
Finnish (Suomi) keikarijalohaukka
French (Français) Faucon aplomado
German (Deutsch) Aplomadofalke
Italian (Italiano) Falco Aplomado
Japanese (日本語) オナガハヤブサ (Falco Aplomado)
Norwegian (Norsk) Aplomadofalk
Polish (Polski) sokól rdzawobrewy
Russian (русский язык) Сокол апломадо
Spanish (Español) Halcón Aleto
Swedish (Svenska) Aplomadofalk
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