'Mark Newman' <>
Philip Veerman <>
Sun, 7 Feb 2016 00:36:36 +0000
Actually it is Falco subbuteo. Spelling of species name is always with lower
case. Beyond that correction, I have long wondered at the name, as Buteo is
the buzzard genus. Why should a small falcon be named as presumably small
(i.e. sub) buzzard type of falcon?
From: Birding-Aus On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2016 1:26 AM
Subject: Falco Subbuteo
Thank you Nick, Alan, John & Dan on your help today finding the Eurasian
Hobby.Very much appreciated.
Ironically its Latin name is Falco Subbuteo. As some older birders might
remember there is a table top football game named after this bird. Subbuteo.
Another Hobby of mine.
Australia held its first Subbuteo Grand Prix 2 weeks ago which was won by an
And my son and I will play in the 2nd round of the West Australian league
Maybe this bird turning up will be a sign i will win my first game in it.
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