Raptor ID please

To: "'Lawrie Conole'" <>, "'alan morris'" <>, "'Birding-aus (E-mail)'" <>
Subject: Raptor ID please
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:34:24 +0930

Yep, Hobby was my first impression too.


Tony Russell


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alan morris wrote:

This could be a Hobby from the back view. The bird looks chunky enough for a Hobby and there is just a hint of the yellow neck ring just appearing over the top of the wing.

My initial impression was that the tail projection beyond the folded wings is too long for a Brown Falcon.  Unfortunately it's not a great image for seeing various features - eg. the legs look too short for Brown Falcon too, but a bit hard to be sure.  The jizz doesn't scream Brown Falcon to me - Aus Hobby a distinct possibility.


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