FOREIGN BIRDS ON MY CANVAS # 16 ...AMUR FALCON [FROM A PHOTOGRAPH OF MR. SAIBAL KUMAR SEN ...WATERCOLOUR ...A4 ... 2015 ....... The Amur falcon (Falco amurensis) is a small raptor of the falcon family. It breeds in south-eastern Siberia and Northern China before migrating in large flocks across India and over the Arabian Sea to winter in Southern Africa.
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.