Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonorae

Faucon d'Éléonore

Eleonora's FalconFirst year
Two young falcons playing in the updraft of the sea cliffs at Cabo de Formentor. In late October the hunting is very easy as large numbers of tired passerines are migrating through the Balearics on their way back to Africa. By late October most of the adult Eleonora's Falcons have left the breeding cliffs. These birds winter in Eastern Southern Africa especially in Madagascar. Eleonora was the Sardinian heroine, Giudicessa Eleonora d'Arborea (1350 - 1404), who fought for independence from Aragon and made laws protecting nesting birds of prey, she lives on in the spirit of this elegant falcon.
  • First year
  • Halcón de Eleonora
  • Falcão-da-rainha
  • Eleonorenfalke
  • Falco eleonorae
  • Falconiformes

The species


Order  : Falconiformes
Family : Falconidae
Species : Eleonora's Falcon

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O.Net ref. : stga49434
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Plumage : First year


date : 2004 Oct
Country : Spain (sp)
Region : Comunitat Autònoma de les Illes Balears
Place : Cabo de Formentor Cabo de Formentor
Lat. : 39° 58' 41'' North
Lng. : 3° 12' 0'' East

Exif Data [+] [-]

Model : Canon 1Ds

Exposure : 1/1000s s

aperture : f5.6

Focal length : 500 mm

Iso : 200

Flash : no