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Falcons

Falcons of Iran

Eurasian Hobby falco subbuteo in Iran

Eurasian Hobby falco subbuteo in Iran

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), also known as the Northern Hobby is about the size of a Kestrel but it has the dark blue upperparts and facial mask of a Peregrine. It is best identified by its unusually long, rather loose wings and characteristic swift-like flight. Also, the underparts are heavily streaked and the adults have rich chestnut undertail coverts.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:43 )

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