AnAge entry for Falco mexicanus

Classification (HAGRID: 01372)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Falconiformes
                Family: Falconidae
                    Genus: Falco
Species
Falco mexicanus
Common name
Prairie falcon

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.25/year
MRDT
Not yet available
Maximum longevity
17.2 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Though some animals may breed at age 1, most only breed after age 2. The average longevity in the wild is about 2.5 years. The IMR was estimated based on data from wild populations [0437]. In captivity, animals might live up to 20 years, though these claims have not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
31 days
Clutch size
4 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
30.6 g
Adult weight
858 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175603
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Taxonomy ID 279964
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