Australian Hobby? (again)

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Greyson
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Australian Hobby? (again)

There was a bit of drama this morning in Doug Larsen Park, Beenleigh Qld. A raptor was looking for corella for breakfast. It was one against 150. I didn't see it take a bird.

Is this serious individual an Australian Hobby, or is it something else? Thanks.

Lightuningbird
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I think it’s a peregrine falcon, it’s wings are to wide for a hobby.

Wimmera mally region, Vick.

AJ Anderson
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I'd say Female Hobby. My reasoning: 

  • Cap and Teardrop markings rather than Peregrine's Hood.
  • Neck reddish brown rather than White.
  • Blue cere and eye ring rather than yellow.
  • Underbelly reddish and streaked rather than barred.
  • Wings are more pointed than rounded.
  • Tail longer, more rounded than P.F.
Lightuningbird
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The 3rd photo seems to be more peregrine like...its head markings are more clear, and .the wings larger...that my gust be me tho.

Wimmera mally region, Vick.

Lightuningbird
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There’s another race of a peregrine, it nor brown.

Wimmera mally region, Vick.

al
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1st year Peregrine Falcon.

BTW an Australian Hobby would never tackle a Corella.  

Lightuningbird
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Buff breasted race of peregrine, female.

Wimmera mally region, Vick.

AJ Anderson
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al wrote:

1st year Peregrine Falcon.

BTW an Australian Hobby would never tackle a Corella.  

OK Thanks for clarification.

Must be different over here in the West (Perth metro). My local Hobby chases Little Corella all the time. 

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