Tag Archives: Falco peregrinus

Finnish Peregrine and Saker Falcon rescued from poachers in Morocco

About two years ago Karim Rousselon shared with us the story of how a Swedish Peregrine Falcon was rescued from poachers at Casablanca. The same story happened again last November with a Peregrine Falcon from Finland and a Saker Falcon. This account is based on the report by K. Rousselon and his co-authors published today.… Read More »

Swedish Peregrine Falcon rescued from poachers at Casablanca, Morocco

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) ringed in Sweden was captured in south of Casablanca by poachers on 18 December 2015. It was released by Karim Rousselon after negotiations with the captors. The information has been transmitted to the Swedish Bird Ringing Centre. Un Faucon mâle pèlerin d’origine suédoise de 3 ans capturé… Read More »

Tricky Barbary Falcon with some characteristics of a Peregrine

This falcon was photographed on the cliffs where the Barbary Falcons are known to breed near Rissani, Morocco in mid-April 2015 by David Walsh. The identification of this interesting bird is challenging because it presents the characteristics of both Barbary and Peregrine falcons. Is it an atypical Barbary Falcon with dark head/forehead and large moustaches,… Read More »

Barbary Falcon plumage variation in the Canary Islands

An article about variation of plumage coloration of Barbary Falcons in the Canary Islands has been published recently in the Bulletin of British Ornithologists’ Club. This paper has implications for Moroccan and North African birds as well, e.g. hybrids – both natural and those related to escaped falconry birds, the ‘atlantis’ form of the Peregrine… Read More »