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Eleonora's Falcon? Central Spain, Castilla-La Mancha (1 Viewer)


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Do you agree this is a EF rather than a peregrine? It seems to be so, but I'm not sure that the distinctive darkness in underwing-coverts is real or it might be caused by shade.
Eleanora Falcons do occur in the area.
Thank you in advance!


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You may find it helpful to observe falcons' flight speeds and behaviour, as different species behave and fly in very different ways. :)


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For me the most important feature is the length of tail and wing ratio, completely at odds to any other falcons that I’d previously seen, with the tail looking particularly long, almost “tri-dental”.



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Also helps to lighten your own images in order to lift details out of what you captured.


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