A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine falcon over Horio yesterday. Photographed by Rene Nielsen. I did see a bird of prey at the same time (but I wasn't able to identify it) but there was a lot noise coming from two kestrels nearby for half an hour or so, so I guess they were being harassed by the peregrine!

The rufous marking on the nape and chest suggests the variation Falco Peregrinus subsp brookei which is confined to the Mediterranean region.

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