Rare Amur falcon in Cornwall


This video says about itself:

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) a first summer female, filmed at Polgigga, Cornwall, UK, on 7th July 2017 with a Nikon CoolPix P900.

For information about the status and distribution of this species, see here.

This species breeds in Asia and is very rare in Europe. Two years ago, the first one ever was seen in France.

There was a sad story of many of these small falcons being killed in Nagaland in India while on their migration all the way to Africa. Fortunately, that stopped later.

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