Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) – AS IS – Straight from the Camera
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First (1st) Place Winner in Featured for a Challenge’s Birthday 2012 Surprise Challenge – Straight from the camera – BIRDS OF PREY
Featured in the Top 10 of Closeups in Nature Challenge Raptors or Grasshoppers/Crickets
What a thrill to see this magnificent bird in action!
Taranna Conservation Park, East Coast Tasmania, Australia.
Brown Falcons are small to medium-sized raptors (birds of prey). The female is larger than the male. The Brown Falcon has a range of plumage colours, from very dark brown to light brown above and off-white below. Generally, the upperparts are dark brown and the underparts are pale buff or cream. The sides of the head are brown with a characteristic tear-stripe below the eye. Birds from the tropical north are very dark, with a paler face and undertail, while those from central Australia are paler all over. Younger birds resemble dark adults, but have less obvious barring on the tail, and a buff-yellow colour on the face, throat and nape of the neck.
Canon PowerShot A650 IS
Shutter Speed: 1/400sec