Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha

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Chunky, short-tailed falcon that shows two rufous spots on the nape when seen well. Extremely rare and localized species known from a small number of locations where it breeds on cliffs adjacent to lush habitats. Call is a high squealing. Looks similar to Peregrine Falcon in flight, but has a shorter tail, less powerful flight, and shows rufous below. Similar in coloration to African Hobby, but shows a white throat and a shorter tail.

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