Observation of Shaheen Falcon Falco peregrinus peregrinator (Aves: Falconiformes: Falconidae) in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

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Arockianathan Samson
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0804-7941
Balasundaram Ramakrishnan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0698-1383
Palanisamy Santhoshkumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8739-406X
Sivaraj Karthick
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0645-3647

Abstract

A total of 45 sightings of 57 individual Shaheen Falcons were recorded from 2014–2016 from different locations in the Nilgiris mountain range, and eight nests were located on separate rocky cliffs.  Most of the nests (n= 6) were situated at elevations ranging from 1500–2500 m and 45% of the nests were located on the north facing exposures.

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Samson, A., Ramakrishnan, B., Santhoshkumar, P. and Karthick, S. 2017. Observation of Shaheen Falcon Falco peregrinus peregrinator (Aves: Falconiformes: Falconidae) in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 10 (Oct. 2017), 10850–10852. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3040.9.10.10850-10852.
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Author Biographies

Arockianathan Samson, Government Arts College Udhagamandalam The Nilgiris

Department of wildlife biology

Balasundaram Ramakrishnan, Government Arts College Bharathiar University

Zoology and Wildlife Biology

Palanisamy Santhoshkumar, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

Zoology and Wildlife Biology

Sivaraj Karthick, Government Arts College Bharathiar University

Zoology and Wildlife Biology

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