Prairie Falcon Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Prairie Falcons are large falcons about the size of a peregrine. They have pointed wings and medium-long tails.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Merlin; smaller than a Swainson's Hawk.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 14.6-18.5 in (37-47 cm)
      • Weight: 14.8-38.8 oz (420-1100 g)
      • Wingspan: 35.4-44.5 in (90-113 cm)