A Continental Twitching First

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: A Continental Twitching First
From: "John McAllister" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 18:23:19 +0200
Hi there

This e-mail got me thinking - where is the division between eastern and
western hemispheres?  0 Deg longitude would be my first thought but this
would be a bit inconvenient I guess as much of Britain and Western Europe
would then be in the western hemisphere and then this would certainly not be
Red-footed Falcon's debut here as Ireland at least and possibly parts of
its West African distribution would be in that hemisphere.

Incidentally the Red-footed Falcon is a scarce but regular migrant to South
Africa and should be looked for among flocks of the much more abundant and
closely related Amur Falcon summer from early December to mid-March


John McAllister
South Africa

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