Falcons – models compared

The Brown Falcon Falco berigora – common and lumbering compared to its close relative F.subniger, but a handsome raptor nonetheless.

The Black Falcon Falco subniger – this swift and powerful predator of birds is nowhere common, so always a sight to behold.

Brown Falcon, Moolort Plains, 23rd June 2013.

Brown Falcon, Moolort Plains, 23rd June 2013.

Note the prominent barring, especially on the primary wing feathers.

Note the prominent barring, especially on the primary wing feathers.

Black Falcon perched, Clarke Lane at Joyce's Creek.

Black Falcon perched, Clarke Lane at Joyce’s Creek.

The other half of the Black Falcon pair.

The other half of the Black Falcon pair.

Note the lack of barring on the primaries and that long tail.

Note the lack of barring on the primaries and that long tail.

3 responses to “Falcons – models compared

  1. I vote for brown – beautiful wing patterns ….

    And stunning photos again – thanks

    Chris

  2. Really getting some good in-flight shots from the new lens Geoff.

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