772. Falco amurensis

772. EASTERN RED-LEGGED FALCON.
FALCO AMURENSIS.
Falco amurensis, Radde, Reis. Ost. Sib. Vogel, p. 102, Taf. i. fig. a, b (1863) ; (Sharpe); Cat. B. Br. Mus. i. p. 445 ; (Blanf.), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 424 ; (Tacz.), F. O. Sib. O. p. 93 ; Gurney, Ibis, 1868, p. 41, pl. ii.
Male ad. (Siberia). Resembles F. vespertinus, but has the wing lining and axillaries pure white. Culmen 0.75, wing 9.0, tail 5.0, tarsus 1.1 inch. The female differs from that of F. vespertinus in having the head browner, the under parts paler, the breast spotted, and the flank's barred with blackish ; the wing-lining white with brown spots, and the axillaries barred white and dark brown.
Hab. South-eastern Siberia ; Mongolia ; Northern China ; wintering in India, Burma, and East Africa ; has occurred in Asia as far west as Pegu, the Western Himalayas, the Deccan, the Nilgiris, the Carnatic, and Ceylon.
In habits it does not differ from F. vespertinus, and like that species feeds almost entirely on insects of various kinds and small reptiles. Its nest and eggs also resemble those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
772. Falco amurensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
772
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
551
Common name: 
Eastern Red Legged Falcon
M_ID: 
11312
M_CN: 
Amur Falcon
M_SN: 
Falco amurensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10222

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