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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Falcon, Lanner

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:32 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Gary-sp » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:29 am

Thanks for your help so far.

A pair of falcons here I think. Amur, hobby ? Taken at KTP in June.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by weirdNumber » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:47 am

Gary-sp wrote:Thanks for your help so far.

A pair of falcons here I think. Amur, hobby ? Taken at KTP in June.
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I would say it's between Peregrine and Lanner Falcon.

They look more slight than Peregrine in the photos although size is always difficult to judge in pictures, there seems to be a hint of a rufous cap, although again it's hard to see. Taking distribution into account as well and I would say that it is a Juvenile Lanner Falcon.

Anyone more knowledgeable have any thoughts?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:38 pm

These photos could be of an immature Lanner Falcon weirdNumber. But let's wait for an expert's opinion. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:51 am

Yeah, I am happy with Lanner. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:17 am

Lanner!
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