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Thread: Amur/Red-footed Falcon ID

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    Default Amur/Red-footed Falcon ID

    One of the writers on my blog is in South Africa and photographed a Red-footed Falcon with a group of Amur Falcons. He isn't sure on the occurence/distribution of Red-footed Falcon in southern South Africa and thinks its pretty rare sighting. Any thoughts?

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    Hi Drew

    attached are 'smoothed' maps showing the distribution of both species in SA. Data are from SA Bird Atlas Project. Given the numbers of both species wintering in SA, individuals outside of mapped areas perhaps wouldn't be all that unusual. Someone from the region would be much better able to comment on this though.

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    Very good images of female Amur Drew & smart looking birds too.

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