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Is it Eurasian Kestrel or ... ? (Leyte, Philippines)

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Old Wednesday 14th March 2018, 03:54   #1
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Is it Eurasian Kestrel or ... ? (Leyte, Philippines)

Hi there,

Another bad photo of raptor. In the field, it looked like a kestrel, although a bit narrow-winged, especially at base. With the photo, I don't figure out what else it can be than Falco tinnunculus. This is, however, a potentially new species for the island, so I prefer to have a second look.

I'm not familiar with the ssp seen in the Philippines, F. t. interstinctus, another reason to ask confirmation.

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Old Wednesday 14th March 2018, 07:11   #2
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It looks like a Northern Hobby to me.
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Would be very good record if it was I think?



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It looks like a Northern Hobby to me.
If you see a hobby on that, it might mean that the photo is really too poor to be identified. Let's wait other comments, but it was 100% kestrel, just wanna check if the photos are enough to exclude other (possible?) species or if we can confirm Eurasian.
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It's Kestrel for me



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Agree with a kestrel sp., I see no Hobby there! Sorry, can't help with subspecies.
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It is a Kestrel for me as well.
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Another for Kestrel - looks like Eurasian/Common, but is Nankeen possible? (Not that it looks like one, but I can't remember the distinguishing features).
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Another for Kestrel - looks like Eurasian/Common, but is Nankeen possible? (Not that it looks like one, but I can't remember the distinguishing features).
Not at all possible AFAIK, are there any records outside of Australasia?



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Absolutely a Common Kestrel. Congratulations with the fine record.

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Many thanks guys. Leyte is little known and definitely needs to be much more prospected.
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