765. Falco punicus

765. Lesser Peregrine.
FALCO PUNICUS.
Falco punicus, Levaill, junr. Expl. Alger. Atlas, Ois. pl. I (1850) ; Irby, Orn. Str. Gibr. p. 191, pl. 9 ; F. minor, Dresser, vi. p. 43, pl. 373 (nec. Bp.) ; F. brookei, Sharpe, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist. xi. p. 20 (1873). ‘
Male ad. (Morocco). Differs from F. peregrinus in being smaller, the under parts more ruddy in colour, and in having the legs and feet much more slender. Culmen 1.05, wing 11.0, tail 5.4, tarsus 1.75 inch. Female similar and scarcely larger. The young bird resembles that of F. peregrinus but is smaller, has the upper parts paler, and the striations on the under parts narrower and more profuse.
Hab. North Africa ; Rhodes ; Asia Minor rarely. In habits and nidification this species does not appear to differ from F. peregrinus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
765. Falco punicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
765
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
545
Common name: 
Lesser Peregrine
M_ID: 
11367
M_CN: 
Peregrine Falcon
M_SN: 
Falco peregrinus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10485

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