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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 09:06   #1
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Peregrine falcon prey

Hello,

Here are some photos of a Peregrine falcon hunting a prey in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. Does anyone know what species it could be?

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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 09:31   #2
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Not sure ID is possible, I thought Dartford Warbler
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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 09:41   #3
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Yes, I think it's quite difficult. I was thinking of a Blackbird but not sure...
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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 10:06   #4
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Yes, I think it's quite difficult. I was thinking of a Blackbird but not sure...
Neither Blackbird, which has larger, sturdier, dark legs, nor Dartford Warbler which has shorter toes and tarsus of a darker more reddish brown colour.

Thrush family definitely, because of long tarsus, maybe a Robin?

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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 11:17   #5
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Legs a bit too pale yellowish/pinkish for Robin? Song Thrush, perhaps?

Or a Siberian Rubythroat? (naaah, not really! )
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Old Thursday 16th March 2017, 14:53   #6
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This isn't a Blackbird or Song Thrush, unless Peregrines have grown to the size of eagles... I was wondering about Pipit sp but not sure! Can't think of much that's small, dark and long-legged, and I'm quite surprised at a Peregrine taking something that small really...
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This isn't a Blackbird or Song Thrush, unless Peregrines have grown to the size of eagles... I was wondering about Pipit sp but not sure! Can't think of much that's small, dark and long-legged, and I'm quite surprised at a Peregrine taking something that small really...
Agreed, to me the legs look too dainty for Blackbird or Song Thrush. Something pipit-ish was my thoughts too.
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I originally thought Mipit (light legs) but then went for Dartford Warbler, (which do show bright legs - like the Peregrine almost (sorry Peter) as the bird looks dark for a pipit.
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My initial thought was some sort of pipit based on the length and curvature of the rear claw. TBHT it could be anything
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