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Old Friday 2nd October 2015, 00:10   #5
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Originally Posted by xyz99 View Post
I assume this is also a Rock Kestrel - from the Hermanus area. I read that the Rock K. is a subspecies of the Common K, how can you tell the difference?
Can't help with the ID, but on taxonomy - it used to be a subspecies of the Common Kestrel, but has been split now as Falco rupicolus (see e.g. IOC list). However, post-split, Common Kestrel doesn't occur in S Africa.
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