PEREGRINE/BARBARY FALCON ‘ATLANTIS’. 1CY

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.

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