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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

CURIOSITY: Eleonora's Falcons

On the cliffs of Patmos there is a colony of Eleonora's Falcons (Falco Eleonorae), the most elegant of birds with a wingspan of 87-104cm. 
They go high, high, high and hover - suddenly swooping down over the cliffs - where they breed every summer. 
They winter in Madagascar & fly over the Sahara, the Equatorial forests, to Kenya and Mozambique, the total distance flown up to 9000km for a single one-way trip!

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