Shaheen Falcon


Shaheen falcon is also known as Indian peregrine falcon, black shaheen falcon, Black shaheen or Indian shaheen. It is a non-migratory species of peregrine falcon found especially in Indian Subcontinent.

How does the bird appear…

It displays no sexual dimorphism It is small falcon with blackish upperparts, rufous underparts with fine, dark streaks, and white throat. The complete black face mask is sharply demarcated from the white throat. Underwing coverts are rufous.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits hilly and mountainous regions.


It feeds mainly on small bird but occasionally takes medium sized birds.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds from December to April. It nests on high cliff ledges or in cavities and tunnels. The usual clutch is 3-4 eggs. Chicks fledge in 48 days.


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