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Aplomado Falcon, Colorado
This beautiful small falcon belongs to a falconer friend of mine. You can just barely see the antenna attached to her tail feathers, so if she flies too far away, she can be tracked with a cell phone app. She is fast!
“This trim, elegant falcon once nested in desert grassland of the southwest, but it has been very rare north of the Mexican border since the 1920s or before. Recently a few have reappeared in New Mexico and western Texas, and there has been a major attempt to reintroduce the species in southern Texas.” — Audubon