Alice Springs Fauna •

Birds in Alice SpringsBabblers Black-faced Cuckooshrike Brown Falcon Rainbow Bee-eater Sacred Kingfisher Wedge-tailed Eagle Western Bowerbird Whistling Kite

Found across Australia, the Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) exhibits one of the most varied plumages, with six different colour forms, that were previously identified as sub-species, but are now described as different morphs ie rufous, brown intermediate, brown pale, etc.

The Brown Falcon in Central Australia are usually paler in colour, whilst those from the tropical north are often very dark and often confused with the Black Falcon. The light rufous morph are found mostly inland.

Pictured here is the Brown Falcon in Alice Springs.

Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Falconidae
  • Genus: Falco
  • Species: F. berigora
  • Binomial name: Falco berigora

Birds in Alice SpringsBabblers Black-faced Cuckooshrike Brown Falcon Rainbow Bee-eater Sacred Kingfisher Wedge-tailed Eagle Western Bowerbird Whistling Kite

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