Note: these falcons are typical of the Atlantic coast of Morocco, and have a particular morphotype, which seems to constitute a stable population with intermediate characters between peregrinus brookei and pelegrinoides. The overall look is reminiscent of a meridional resident brookei, especially for its heavy frame and body design. However, the facial design, with a wide and tinted cheek, as well as a long and thin mustache, are more typical of juvenile pelegrinoides. This is one of the reasons why Barbary Falcon are accepted as a subspecies of Peregrine Falcon.
Peregrine/Barbary Falcon ‘atlantis‘ Falco peregrinus/pelegrinoides. 1cy. December. Morocco. ©Miquel Arxer.