- Aplomado Falcon (15-16.5” with 40-48” wingspan) Mexico to Central and South America, TX
- Gyrfalcon (20-25” with 50-64” wingspan – largest of the falcons) – Arctic tundra-winter seen in upper Midwest, Dakotas, Montana, Idaho and Washington – Flies close to the ground.
- Peregrine Falcon (16-20” with 36-44” wingspan – large falcon)
- Prairie Falcon (15.5-19.5” with 35-43” wingspan)
- Merlin (12” with 25” wingspan)
- Collared Forest-Falcon (21-25” with 30-37” wingspan) (Accidental-South Texas)
- American Kestrel (10.5” with 23” wingspan – Smallest falcon)
- Eurasian Kestrel (13.5”with 29” wingspan Hovers) – Mass, NJ, N Brunswick and Aleutian Islands of Alaska
- Prairie Falcon by DanCrested Caracara (23” with 50” wingspan) – TX and FL, Prairie region of central FL, open arid and semiarid scrublands, grassland w/ few trees, ranchland
- Eurasian Hobby (11-13” with 28-33” wingspan) – Europe and Asia, Africa (winters) very rare in North America Captures prey in the air.
“Falcons and caracaras are carnivores, feeding on birds, small mammals, reptiles, insects and carrion.”,
And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, the kite, and the falcon after its kind (Leviticus 11:13-14 NKJV)
the red kite, the falcon, and the kite after their kinds; (Deuteronomy 14:13 NKJV)
You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. (Ezekiel 39:4 NKJV)
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