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Eleonora's falcon on Samos

Observed: 1st August 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in BirdsNick Upton’s reputation in Birds
Eleonora's falcon Falco eleonorae, Samos, Greece.

I watched a flock of around 12 large falcons hunting for birds and insects on a coastal hillside in SE Samos, Greece recently. Some 50 pairs breed on nearby islets. Some were distinctive dark phase, some more hobby-like, but I think the plumage patterns all fit Eleonora's.

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