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Old Monday 28th November 2011, 05:10   #1
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Hello from Cairo

I am an expat living in Cairo and am a keen birder. I just started looking over Cairo for new birds and new sights. To say the least, the place is busy and exciting.

One quick question - I am seeing several kestrel/merlin sized birds of prey. Being from the US, the kestrel's in North America are a bit smaller and more colorful than here. Any suggestions to what I am seeing?

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Hi dogcat,

A warm welcome to BirdForum from all the Moderators and Admin. Glad to have you on board

I would think Common Kestrel might be the bird http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Common_Kestrel
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Old Monday 28th November 2011, 08:11   #3
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Robin,
THanks for the link. The kestrels I am seeing do not have the stripping on the back or breast. They are a solid rust color on that back.

I will try to take a photo and post.
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If you post your photo for id in this forum - http://www.birdforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=114 - more people will see it.
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Hi Dogcat and a warm welcome from me too

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I'll look forward to hearing all your news.

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