Scientific Name: Falco chicquera Common Name: Red-necked Falcon Other Name: Red-headed merlin
Identifying Features: bluish grey wings and upper body, chestnut red cap, short chin straps passing through the eye, yellow legs, yellow eye-ring
- In India, the female is called turumti and the male as chatwa.
- They hunt in pairs mostly at dawn and dusk, capturing small birds, bats and squirrels.
- They fly with a fast and dashing flight.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
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