Red-necked Falcon

Distributed widely in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Iran, Red-necked Falcon are also popularly known as Red-headed Merlin. The Red-necked Falcon is a medium-sized bird and can be easily identified by the bright rufous crown and nape. The Red-necked Falcon’s population is declining due to habitat destruction and dearth in prey supply.

Gujarati Name

F: તુરૂમ્તી / M: ચતવા

Scientific Name

Falco chicquera

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Near Threatened

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