Eurasian Hobby

A hunter of dusk or dawn?

Authors

  • Ursula Dr. Bryson Safring

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15641/abb.v2i.1078

Keywords:

Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo, Diurnal activity, hunting, bats, birds

Abstract

The European literature considers the Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo as active during the day, while in the southern African literature, the species is - often exclusively - called a hunter of dusk and dawn. This note tracks down the three original sources on which this misunderstanding is based and reviews evidence for the mainly diurnal activity of this species based on European standard literature.

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Published

2022-03-14 — Updated on 2022-03-14

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How to Cite

Dr. Bryson, U. (2022). Eurasian Hobby : A hunter of dusk or dawn?. Afrotropical Bird Biology: Journal of the Natural History of African Birds, 2. https://doi.org/10.15641/abb.v2i.1078

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Short communications