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Old Monday 20th March 2017, 11:23   #3
Patudo
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I have visited Cape Verde a number of times to fish, and anyone contemplating going offshore there should be aware that the trade winds blow hard in spring and conditions can be extremely rough, especially in the wind acceleration zones between the islands. The avifauna there seems quite similar to the Canary Islands with some local variations ie. Cape Verde shearwater instead of Coreys. I've not yet seen frigate birds offshore but have seen tropic birds (don't have enough experience to ID to species level) and brown boobies. On land kestrels seem fairly regular and it would be interesting to watch for the local peregrines if you had the time. I've noticed little groups of feral pigeons along the rocky coves when fishing close inshore along the coast on some of the islands - classic prey for this species.
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