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Mediterranean Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus brookei (Sharpe, 1873)

Средиземноморский сапсан |

Caspian see north-east part
© Anatoly Levin


Rich and bright colored, with significant rufous as spots in nape and in underparts. Adults are dark with blackish head and narrow pale-greyish pattern on mantle and wings; nape and rear-neck rufous spotted; sometimes in fresh plumage the edges of mantle feathers and wings covert feathers are reddish, breast is rufous, flanks are greyish, dense dark barred. The first plumage is dark and colourful, usually with distinctive rufous edges of feathers, often with greyish or rufous pattern in shoulders, great wing coverts, tail feathers, often plumage greyish tinged; underparts in fresh plumage also much rufous with broad dark-brownish streaks (sometimes barred on flanks, especially in males). Less than Peregrine Falcons of northern group, male wings 288-312, female wings 320-355, average 294,9 and 335,8 mm.


Sedentary in Mediterranean area, Iberian peninsula, NW Africa, Asia Minor, Caucasus, southern coast of Crimea. In Kazakhstan was recorded in aquatory of Caspian sea by A.S.Levin 02 of July 2016.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000. Дементьев Г.Н., Гладков Н.А. Птицы Советского Союза.


relative taxons

Falco peregrinus
(Tunstall, 1771)
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Falco peregrinus peregrinus
(Tunstall, 1771)
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Falco peregrinus calidus
(Latham, 1790)
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Falco peregrinus caucasicus
(Kleinschmidt, 1907)

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unidentified birds


Сергей Л. Волков: Анна, действительно, бывают и бекасы с таким исподом крыла. У нас бекасы довольно редки, и у наблюдал только светлый испод. Теперь буду знать.Я


Сергей Силантьев: Даже визуальное сравнение с большим крохалем на снимке говорит о том, что птица не маленькая...Кряква.


Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот

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