Falcons of Oran

Despite the pollution, our cliffside area of Oran is pretty well populated with falcons. Our ID skills are a a little shaky, but there are at least three species.

Easily the most common and familiar is the kestrel; its tendency to hang around in one place makes it the most cooperative of the falcons:

Thanks to the geeks of https://www.birdforum.net/ for helping us to identify Eleonora’s Falcon. This elegant charmer is notable for breeding late in summer, in order to take advantage of migrating birds tired out from crossing the Mediterranean, and so feed its own brood:

Last and greatest, the mighty peregrine:

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