1 May 2015 – Barbary (?) Falcon at Rissani

Un Faucon de Barbarie (?) photographié à Rissani en avril par David Walsh. L’allure générale rappelle un Barbarie mais la moustache est très épaisse pour cette espèce.

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A puzzling Barbary/Peregrine at Rissani in April (David Walsh). The general color (light grey above, light buff with no or only a few marks on the belly) reminds a Barbary but with a large, strange moustache….

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  1. Mohamed Amezian & Rachid El Khamlichi (per David Walsh, and http://moroccanbirds.blogspot.com/2015/05/falcon.html):
    “Both I and my friend Rachid thought about a Peregrine as well, or at least some sort of a hybrid between the Peregrine and Barbary falcons”

    Dick Forsman (per Mohamed Amezian & & David Walsh): “To me this looks like a good Barbary, although I cannot see the details of the barring of breast and flanks, but the overall rich colour of the underparts looks OK for Barbary. Some Barbarys have a Peregrine-like dark head, like this bird, and this is perfectly OK and is just part of the normal variation in Barbary. Many of the birds I have seen in the Middle East look like this bird, and there are no Peregrines in those areas to complicate the matter, as is the case in Morocco”

    Arnoud van den berg (per David Walsh): “There is such a ‘mixup of genes’ between Peregrine and Barbary in Morocco that, indeed, it is often very hard to decide. However, when Patrick says it is probably Barbary, I think he is right”

    Peter Kennerly (per David Walsh): “This is the bird that James & I saw there, broad moustachials, only small chestnut/rufous patch on the nape, slightly paler upperparts than typical Peregrine shows. We questioned whether it was Barbary at the time but concluded that females are probably better/more heavily marked than males. The colour of the breast appears darker in this photo than in life, it was unmarked, the only barring being on the trousers and adjacent flanks. This bird was certainly paired with the cracking male Barbary, we had them together going to roost at dusk on 30 March, then this female there again on 1 April“

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