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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:25 am 
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Agree with Barcud on this one, streaked chest and greyish color point in that direction.
Also it seems the bird was sitting on a high building? This is typical Peregrin falcon behaviour. In Holland we call them "slechtvalk" btw.
Did you see it recently? Since it is a summer visitor I think.
The only thing that gives me some doubts is that it looks like there are some reddish parts around the eyes and back head. Or am I wrong about that?

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Lizet Thank you and your comments much appreciated.
Another query, and I do apologise for showing my ignorance and taking your time - do you see the peregrine falcon in SA??


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Best place in my opinion is in the Augrabies National Park. From the lookout in the main camp you can see them fly over the gorge, just make sure you don't confuse Peregrine with Juv. Lanner! Cape Town also has a few birds around.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Sandeep,

Cape Town has the highest density of Peregrines of any place in the world! They are literally all over the place with a number of pairs breeding along the Peninsula mountain chain (from Table Mountain all the way to the tip of the Peninsula where a pair inhabit the cliffs at Cape Point and can even be seen from pelagic trips occasionally as you pass Cape Point on your way out to sea) and they also breed in the Tygerberg Hills and on a number of buildings throughout the greater Cape Town area.

I see Peregrines almost daily on my drives around Cape Town and it is a great distraction to be able to watch a Peregrine hunting while you are stuck in traffic!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Trevor/ Lizet
Thank you for your response. In all my travels to SA have never seen peregrines, but now will keep a look out whenever I get a chance to visit Cape Town next - hopefully soon enough :)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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We saw this guy in the gloom near Strandfontein while out looking for the pharalope.

I think it is a juvenile lanner falcon, but ???

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I have more pics similar to the first one.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Have another look at the facial markings BB. :D


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:hmz: Greyish cap PL, to my eyes it has a bit of a few species and I am foncused....

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Location and the shape of the "tear" should be the give away! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Going out on a limb here, but my initial thought when I saw these pix was peregrine, so perhaps a juvenile peregrine (streaks on chest rather than barred)? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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The facial markings look like peregrine, but the bird appeared larger.

Juvenile peregrine.

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