ELEONORA’S FALCON

Falco eleonorae
Halcón de Eleonora
English: Eleonora’s Falcon.
German: Eleonorenfalke.
French: Faucon D’éléonore.
Order: Falconiformes.
Family: Falconidae.
35-44 cm
The Eleonora’s Falcon can be confused with the Merlin, since both species have similar characteristics. The Eleonora’s Falcon lacks the intense orange tones on the undertail coverts and leg feathers, unlike the Merlin.
The plumage is similar in males and females, making it an unreliable characteristic for sexing this species. On the other hand, females are generally larger. The eye ring is yellow in males and grayish in females.
Primaries: 10 per wing.
Secundaries: 14 per wing.
Rectrices: 12.
La obtención de este material ha sido posible gracias al permiso necesario de la Junta de Andalucía.

AUTORIZACIÓN DE LA DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE MEDIO NATURAL, BIODIVERSIDAD Y ESPACIOS PROTEGIDOS DE LA CONSEJERÍA DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA, PARA LA CESIÓN DE MUESTRAS BIOLÓGICAS DE ESPECIES DE FAUNA (ARTÍCULO 9 DE LA LEY 8/2003, DE 28 DE OCTUBRE, DE LA FLORA Y LA FAUNA SILVESTRES).

Medidas/Measures

3rd year female specimen:
Beak tip to pupil center: 34mm
Tarsus: 38mm

3rd year female specimen

 

1.- Left wing primaries. 2.- Details of the inner vane of P6, P7, P8, P9, and P10. 3.- Details of the inner vane of P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, and P6. 4.- Details of the tip of P6, P7, P8, P9, and P10. 5.- Details of the tip of P1, P2, P3, P4, and P5. 6.- Left wing primaries. 7.- Details of the outer vane of the outer primaries. 8.- Details of the outer vane of the outer primaries. 9.- Details of the primary shaft. 10.- Secondaries (S14-S8). 11.- Secondaries (S7-S1). 12.- Details of S14, S13, S12, S11, and S10. 13.- Details of the inner vane of S7, S6, S5, and S4. 14.- Details of the inner vane of S4, S3, S2, and S1. 15.- Left wing secondaries and tertials. 16.- Details of the outer vane of the secondaries. 17.- Details of the secondaries shaft. 18.- Details of the tip of the outer secondaries. 19.- Details of the tertials. 20.- Left wing primaries, secondaries, and tertials. 21.- Left wing primaries, secondaries, and tertials. 22.- Primaries, secondaries, and tertials. Primary coverts + greater coverts. 23.- Details of the primary coverts. 24.- Details of the greater coverts. 25.- Primaries, secondaries, and tertials. Primary coverts + greater coverts + median coverts. 26.- Details of the tip of the median coverts. 27.- Details of the median coverts. 28.- Primaries, secondaries, tertials. Primary coverts and secondary coverts (G, M, and L). Alula. 29.- Details of the lesser and median coverts. 30.- Top: Primary coverts. Bottom: Median and lesser primary coverts. 31.- Greater secondary coverts. 32.- Alula. 33.- Left wing separators. 34.- Rectrices. 35.- Details of the inner vane of the rectrices. 36.- Details of R1. 37.- Rectrices. 38.- Details of the rectrices. 39.- Details of the tip of the rectrices. 40.- Details of the rectrices shaft. 41.- Rectrices + uppertail coverts. 42.- Details of the uppertail coverts. 43.- Uppertail coverts. 44.- Rectrices + undertail coverts. 45.- Details of the undertail coverts. 46.- Undertail coverts. 47.- Left scapula assembly. 48.- Scapular feathers. 49.- Left flank assembly. 50.- Flank feathers. 51.- Top: Greater primary underwing coverts on the left wing. Bottom: Median underwing coverts on the right wing. 52.- Greater secondary underwing coverts. 53.- Assembly and feathers of the belly. 54.- Assembly and feathers of the chest. 55.- Right axillary feathers. 56.- Assembly and feathers of the mantle. 57.- Assembly and feathers of the nape. 58.- Assembly and feathers of the throat. 59.- Assembly and feathers of the leg feathers on the left. 60.- Assembly and feathers of the crown. 61.- Assembly and feathers of the crown. 62.- Left eyebrow feathers. 63.- Left ear feathers. 64.- Left malar feathers.

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