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« on: June 15, 2015, 04:19:01 pm »

Hi, my friend Tormod Burkey and i spottet this falcon near Montejaque 6th of June.

We have checked With more knowledged birders, telling us it is most likely a female American kestrel/Sparrow Hawk (Falco sparverius), but we have not settled 100% With that answer yet. I know the species from the US, and considered this bird a bit bigger, even for a female. We have also thought about the possibility of a hybrid. Note the rings. Probably an escaped folkonry bird?

Have anyone else chanced to spot it?
Any idea about the birds id?

Anders K Wollan


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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 06:17:12 pm »


Hello Anders, and welcome.

Yes, this female American Kestrel has been around Montejaque for about two years now. It is usually around the chicken sheds there. It is an escapee from a Falconer. Well spotted!

Best wishes,

Brenda
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 09:41:58 am »

Thanks Brenda!

Visiting Andalucia a couple of times each vinter and spring, i will definitively start using the ABS website for birding communication!

Best wishes
Anders
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