FW: ID please

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: FW: ID please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 07:49:11 +0000

In case anyone needs hints as to how we know: Kestrel is much slimmer bodied, Brown Falcons vary a lot in colour but kestrels always have patterned reddish brown backs (never dark brown), Barred pattern on tail is very different from Kestrel (M or F), feet not yellow enough, face pattern distinctly that of Brown Falcons (not Kestrel), darker plumage patch on flanks to top of legs is distinctly that of Brown Falcons.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Sunday, 10 April, 2022 3:35 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [Canberrabirds] FW: ID please


Hi Jean,


Your subject is “ID please” but you don’t actually ask anything in the message, so I assume you are asking for an identification of the birds in the photo labelled “kestrel”. These are Brown Falcons. I believe or hope the bird on the left has its head turned facing away.


From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Jean Casburn via Canberrabirds
Sent: Sunday, 10 April, 2022 1:59 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [Canberrabirds] ID please



A most enjoyable 3 hours dawdling on Bluetts Block this morning.

Lots of Spotted and Striated Pardalote, and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters. All feeding and dashing about rapidly.

Sorry about poor photograph. Birds appear to be quite young.


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