Re: Black Falcon question

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Subject: Re: Black Falcon question
From: Tony Eales <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:44:14 +0000

Thanks to all who replied on and off list. To sumarise for any lurkers who like 
me are interested, the best field characters are
1. When perched the "baggy trousers" of the Black as opposed to spindley legs 
of the Brown
2. In flight flat wings in Black compared with more upswept in Brown; shallow, 
quick wingbeats for Black.  Brown falcon has deep, slow wingbeats; Long diamond 
shaped wings for Black and shorter rounder wings for Brown.
3. Birders generally admire the Black way more

Thanks also for pointing out that all brown Brown Falcons are juvenile rather 
than a morph. I guess that's why there's been so many around lately.

Cheers Tony

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