Friday, 15 June 2007

Aplomado Falcons breed in New Mexico

The US population of the endangered Aplomado Falcon, reintroduced into the country at sites in states along the Mexican border, has been boosted the arrival of newly hatched chicks to a pair of one-year-old falcons released last August in New Mexico.

The birds are the first reintroduced falcons to reproduce in the state. The US's wild population became extinct in the state in 1952, although there was a breeding attempt involving a wild pair in 2001. A programme to reintroduce birds to Texas has been underway for some years, with nesting taking place there since 1995.

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Source: Wildlife Extra

Photo: Aplomado Falcon in Texas by Dominic Mitchell