Can you tell what this bird is? Oregon coast.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:48 PM
EDIT:. spoke too soon, apparently it could also be a Pacific form Merlin. I still think it's a juvie Peregrine Falcon, though.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:51 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:05 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:48 AM
Wouldn't a dark (Pacific?) juvenile peregrine have a wider "mustache"?
How common is a long white supercillium in dark peregrines?
The dark tail bands seem too wide for peregrine, especially the last one.
The wings look too short (could be angle)
The typical "look" changes when the beak opens.
How large is this damselfly?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:59 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:07 AM
On Merlin, it says they eat "Larger animals...insects (especially dragonflies and moths), small mammals...and reptiles."
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:12 AM
"Sometimes hunts on foot after insects, other invertebrates, small mammals, and especially nestling and fledgling birds and precocial downy young (Sherrod 1983, Rosenfield et al. 1995, Dekker 1999). Particularly noted in Greenland, where passerines provide bulk of food."
Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:11 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:55 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:01 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:28 AM
I'm really looking forward to his reply, I think there's great points on both sides of the argument!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:59 AM
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