Oriental Hobby

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Subject: Oriental Hobby
From: Sue & Phil Gregory <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 13:54:20 +1000
"ORIENTAL HOBBY - originally seen by Mike Carter, Grant Penrhyn and Colin Judkin during their visit but views were too brief to ID it. It was later seen by myself and 9 others at the rubbish tip hunting pigeons. We observed it one morning hit a Christmas Island Imperial Pigeon in flight and knock it off
course.  The pigeon escaped."

  Richard Baxter

This seems an amazingly large species for such a diminutive falcon to attack, they are mostly insectivorous but do go for small birds or bats at times, especially when breeding.
Phil Gregory

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