Bruny Island Birdlife - Brown Falcon

 

Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.

Bruny Island is a popular place for bird watching, and has been named in the top 10 bird watching sites in Australia by Australian Birdlife magazine.

Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).

Photos from award winning photographer Rod Hartvigsen of Murranji Photography

 

Brown Falcon

The Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) is a bird of prey that can found throughout Australia. It can grow up to 50cm long.

Habitat

The Brown Falcon prefers open grasslands and agricultural areas, where it is easier to spot its prey.

Behaviour

Brown Falcons are solitary birds. They are often seen perched high up, on the lookout for prey. They feed on small mammals, reptiles and insects. The falcon has specialized teeth in its beak which it uses to sever the spine of its prey.

Conservation

The Brown Falcon is not endangered.