Falcons are present on all continents except the Antarctic region. Mountain regions, cliffs, steppes, and deserts make up the natural habitat of this bird.
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Falcons are hardly seen in forests, as they prefer more open spaces for hunting. The main difference between falcons and other birds of prey is the style of flight.
While eagles and vultures perform a flattened flight technique and hawks stroll the skies in acrobatics, the falcons have managed to evolve and specialize in flight at speed facilitated by pointed, thin wings.
Today, the bird is considered the fastest animal in the world. The falcons are capable of reaching about 320 km/h.
The falcon is an ornithophagous bird. This means that it feeds almost exclusively on other birds, which it catches quickly in flight.
The hawks’ claws are very sharp. In most species, their fingers are long and ideal for catching prey in flight.
Unlike eagles and hawks that kill with their feet, falcons use their claws only to hold their prey. They then kill it with their beaks, promoting the “disconnection” of the vertebrae.
This is one of the fastest birds: its plunge into the air reaches 385 km/h. In some cases, the shock the prey gets from being hit in mid-flight by the falcon’s claws is enough to kill them instantly.
The mating of falcons usually occurs from the age of two. Some species with natural reproduction, such as Falco sparverius, can breed at one year of age.
In most cases, two spawnings occur per year, with about three to six eggs each. The incubation time is about one month. Usually, the eggs are placed on top of the cliffs.
The mother directly provides the first food for the chicks, but the male also collaborates to search for food. The average life of these birds is 50 years.