genus Falco


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Related to genus Falco: family Falconidae
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Noun1.genus Falco - a genus of Falconidaegenus Falco - a genus of Falconidae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Falconidae, family Falconidae - a family of birds of the order Falconiformes
Falco peregrinus, peregrine, peregrine falcon - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
Falco rusticolus, gerfalcon, gyrfalcon - large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases
Falco tinnunculus, kestrel - small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind
American kestrel, Falco sparverius, kestrel, sparrow hawk - small North American falcon
Falco columbarius, pigeon hawk, merlin - small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
Falco subbuteo, hobby - small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds
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To evaluate the phenol red thread (PRT) tear test as an alternative method to the Schirmer tear test (STT) for determining tear production in Falconiformes, we assessed the PRT tear test twice for each eye in 21 birds from the genus Falco. The mean PRT test values for the right (OD) and left (OS) eyes were OD = 30.2 [+ or -] 4.6 mm/ 15 s and OS = 29.1 [+ or -] 3.7 mm/15 s, with an overall PRT test value for both eyes (OU) of 30.6 [+ or -] 4.2 mm/15 s.
The study population comprised 21 birds from the order Falconiformes, family Falconidae, and genus Falco. These were birds from a UK falconry center housed indoors and used for display and education.