763. Falco milvipes

763. Shanghar Falcon.
FALCO MILVIPES.
Falco milvipes, Hodgs, in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 81 (1844) ; Jerdon, Ibis. 1871, p. 240 ; Dresser, ix. p. 281, pl. 377 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 421 ; F. hendersoni, Hume, Ibis. 1871, p. 240 ; id. Lab. to Yark., p. 171. pl. 1.
Aitalgu, Turki ; Chark, Pers.
ad. (Asia Minor). Differs from F. sacer in having the upper parts rufous conspicuously barred with dark brown, the tail also similarly barred, and not marked with spots. The young bird has the bars irregular and ill defined, those on the tail more or less imperfect.
Hab. Transcaspia ; Central Asia ; Afghanistan and the Punjab (rare) ; Mongolia ; the Pamir ; Tibet ; Yarkand ; has occurred as far west as Tarsus, Tiflis, and Athens.
In habits it does not appear to differ from F. cherrug, and frequents also plains and the desert. Unlike the Saker it is not considered good for falconry purposes. It was found breeding in Transcaspia on the Afghan frontier by Messrs. Radde and Walter, who say that the nest was scantily formed, and was placed on the point of a precipice, and contained young birds.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
763. Falco milvipes
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
763
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
544
Common name: 
Shanghar Falcon
M_ID: 
11363
M_SN: 
Falco cherrug hendersoni
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10780

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