Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
From: Pierre@home.be (Pierre)
Subject: Birds of prey - PO_bop_097_Faucon_Kobez.jpg
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 10:52:23 GMT
The Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), formerly Western Red-footed Falcon, is a bird of prey. It belongs to the family Falconidae, the falcons. This bird is found in eastern Europe and Asia although its numbers are dwindling rapidly due to habitat loss and hunting. It is migratory, wintering in Africa. It is a regular wanderer to western Europe, and in August of 2004 a Red-footed Falcon was found in North America for the first time on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.