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why is it so?
Philip Veerman <>
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:35:09 +0000
I would suggest this is mainly a reflection of culture and interest. It is
popular to write about raptors, especially the dramatic ones and Peregrine
Falcons are always that. I don't agree that the peregrine falcons so sparse
here. They adapt fairly well in cities here. Certainly my local perspective is
they breed along the Murrumbidgee River about 8 km from my home and I see them
from my home (Canberra) several times a year, plus other events just in being
out. As for Europe: I did a book review • (2006) ‘Birds in European Cities (J.
Kelcey & G. Rheinwald)’, Emu 106(2): 171-172 (pre BRexit but Britain was not
included) that contains a lot of bird survey data from many cities. I don't get
an impression that they are any bigger item in Europe.
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Subject: [Birding-Aus] why is it so?
Having just finished reading DEEP COUNTRY by Neil Ansell (five years in the
Welsh hills, alone in a remote world), which is an account of the birds'
lives there too, I've recalled how many British natural histories like this
are filled with raptors. Falcons particularly seem to course the British
skies as populously as swallows. When you think how rare & fortunate it is
to see a Peregrine streak by in Australia — Is it really like that in
Britain? ... & if so, why are the peregrine falcons so sparse here?
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