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Prairie Falcon

Falco mexicanus

ML140711731



eBird Checklist S52703948
3177 Old Highway 10, Forsyth, Montana, US (46.267, -106.579)
Rosebud, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.2666, -106.5791 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

I did not stay long enough to see the falcon start to feed. Here it was still finishing the kill.

Observation details

Repeatedly struck and killed a goose. Based on the size, the prey item was either a Lesser Canada or Cackling Goose. I watched the falcon take at least 8 or 9 passes low over the flock (which did not flush) before it finally struck and mortally wounded one. Even after it had done so, it hit another (which I believe survived). I left before the kill was finalized...as the falcon seemed aware of my presence.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P600
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
258 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
360
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
3,076KB
Dimensions
4608 x 3456

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