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Old Thursday 30th July 2020, 11:34   #1
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Immature Falcon - Kenya

I saw this immature falcon in a residential area of Nairobi, Kenya this January.

There seem to be a number of possibilities, so hoping someone with more falcon expertise can point me in the right direction. Any ideas?
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Old Thursday 30th July 2020, 12:18   #2
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Hi,
i can't really help except it is definitely not a falcon, it's an immature Accipiter hawk, maybe African Goshawk, see e.g.
https://www.birdforum.net/opus/African_Goshawk
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the black eyering is better for Shikra
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the black eyering is better for Shikra
after checking pictures of very young African Goshawks, the eyering may be just good for AGH and not black enough for Shikra, also the last pic shows 6 fingers (although the inner one broken) so African Goshawk as James said
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Old Friday 31st July 2020, 14:45   #5
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