Falco subbuteo

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Falco subbuteo

Falco translates to falcon, while subbuteo means below hawk (maybe because it is a falcon that will often hunt smaller prey like insects).

Family: Falconidae (Falcons & Caracaras)

Fun Fact: They nest in old nests they find from birds such as the crow.

Habitat: Found in grasslands of Europe during the summer, and Africa and Asia during the winter.

Ecosystem Role: They help keep swifts, dragonflies, swallows, and other small birds and large flying insect populations in check.They also tend to be crepuscular hunting at twilight and sunset.