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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

EURASIAN HOBBY IN FLIGHT, MOUNT PARNITHA FOOTHILLS,AVLONA,ATTICA,ITALY, 10/20/2019

   We can ID this raptor as a Eurasian Hobby as follows:
  • Long, slate-gray (see third photo for color), pointed wings
  • Dark head contrasting strongly with whitish cheeks, chin, throat and neck sides; also whitish eyebrows (see third photo)    
  • Darkish below
  • Bold streaking on breast and belly
  • Rufous undertail-coverts and vent  
  • Barred  undertail     
   The Eurasian Hobby is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 968.









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