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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 18:54   #1
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Which Falcon? Nevada, USA

A fly-over my backyard in Nevada this past December. We're north of the city in an unban/suburban setting. There's been Red-tails, Kestrals, Peregrine, and other Hawks in the area...

I shot this just for the ID thinking it was a Kestral, but now the markings make me think it's a Prairie Falcon. What do you think?

http://www.lazyphotographer.com/copp...G_0687_who.jpg

http://www.lazyphotographer.com/copp..._0692_who2.jpg
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:08   #2
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but now the markings make me think it's a Prairie Falcon. What do you think?
I think you're right :

http://www.ccbirding.com/thw/id/Prai...ult-female.JPG

and http://www.pbase.com/clinton62/image/66118770
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:10   #3
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Prairie Falcon. Look at the dark axillars they are a definitive.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 19:14   #4
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dark underwing coverts, thin moustachial stripe.... prairie falcon also for me
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 21:08   #5
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Agree on Prairie.
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