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Just to add more to JoelR's reply.

The red cere and feet is the immediate give away. It either points to Amur (Red-Footed) Falcon or (Western) Red-Footed Falcon.

The streaked under parts are indicative of the female and juvenile of both species.

The dark crown of the bird in question rules out both the female and juvenile of the Red-Footed Falcon.

The barred belly rules out the juvenile Amur Falcon.

Female Amur Falcon it is. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Taken in Kruger, early evening drive in February. Large flock of probably 100+ birds. Some sort of Falcon or Hobby, but unidentified. Sorry pics so dark.

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Any ideas what they are, and how did you come to your conclusion?

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Those would be Female Amur Falcons Scott :D

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Scottm wrote:
Any ideas what they are, and how did you come to your conclusion?


C'mon, RJ! Explain y'rself! :twisted:

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As for the Amurs....... :twisted: :lol:

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Scottm wrote:
Taken in Kruger, early evening drive in February. Large flock of probably 100+ birds. Some sort of Falcon or Hobby, but unidentified. Sorry pics so dark.

Any ideas what they are, and how did you come to your conclusion?

Scott

Hi Scott ,
Rusty Justy is right about amur falcon for these ones. As you had already figured out , it was some kind of falcon or hobby - the larger falcons never congregate in flocks as big as the one you saw. The bright red feet , tarsi and cere excludes hobby and african hobby (yellow) , and the hobby-like head-pattern and lack of buff colouration to the chest and belly rules out female/young red-footed falcon.

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I'm stuck on this headless bird! Is it a falcon of some sort? Seen at Malonjeni (near Suikerbosrand). Terrible picture :cry:
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DId you take this photo during the summer season? It looks spot on for a (headless) female Amur Falcon to me. All physical characteristics are right and the Suikerbosrand area is also a very reliable spot to see these summer migrants.


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Sorry, forgot to mention it. It was January so you're probably right. Thanks so much. So glad it wasn't something I hadn't seen before - would have been annoying not to have a head on it!

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Taken on the H 10 over the cricket weekend.

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Female Amur :thumbs_up: The general back colour head marking and arrow marked streak/blotches on the chest and belly confirm this.

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Thank you very much.

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Guys ... is this an Amur Falcon?
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:thumbs_up: Female.

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