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Lanner Falcon ,Northern Greece

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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 13:22   #1
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Lanner Falcon ,Northern Greece

Could it be a Lanner Falcon.
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 13:25   #2
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Looks like it could be?
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 15:18   #3
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What are you seeing that rules out Peregrine?
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What are you seeing that rules out Peregrine?
Seems to have dark underwing coverts?
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I agree with Sherpa, it is a 'northern type' Peregrine, pointers are:
no big contrast with darker coverts
hints of chevrons on undertail coverts (I agree it could be an artefact, if present it is the single bestpoint to ID Peregrine)
In this picture the ID comes from the long P10 (outermost primary) much shorter in Lanner, Saker and Gyr
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 17:28   #6
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One more pic if it helps.
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 18:58   #7
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I agree with Sherpa, it is a 'northern type' Peregrine, pointers are:
no big contrast with darker coverts
hints of chevrons on undertail coverts (I agree it could be an artefact, if present it is the single bestpoint to ID Peregrine)
In this picture the ID comes from the long P10 (outermost primary) much shorter in Lanner, Saker and Gyr
Well I didn't go to the extent of altering the image!
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Also very bulky bodied for a Lanner. On this photo the wing shape does seem quite Lanner, maybe this is what is suggesting it?

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