Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Finnish Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) rescued from poachers in Morocco

Rare falcons 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. …

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Peregrine Falcon ‘CX’ in his home city Västerås, Sweden (Anders Nylén).

Swedish Peregrine rescued from poachers at Casablanca, Morocco

A 3-year old male Peregrine Falcon 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. Un Faucon mâle pèlerin d’origine suédoise de 3 ans capturé par des braconniers le 18/12/2015 au sud de Casablanca. Remis en liberté par …

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Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides), Rissani, Morocco, April 2015 (David Walsh)

Taxonomic status of the Barbary Falcon

Below is a discussion about the identification of an interesting falcon observed in Morocco, and an update about the taxonomic status of the Barbary Falcon. Barbary Falcon with some Peregrine characteristics 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. …

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Adult male Barbary Falcon from Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Juan Sagardía).

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 falcons as well, e.g. hybrids – both natural and those related to escaped falconry birds, the ‘atlantis’ form of the Peregrine …

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