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Sooty Falcon on a Kruger birding trip!

January 9, 2012

Dennis and Alan Vollmar from the USA recently ventured out on a Birding Africa self-drive tour to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and Kruger National Park, where they photographed this Sooty Falcon (one of two birds) near Berg en Dal camp on the 29 November 2011.

Sooty Falcons migrate long distances from the centre of their distribution in the Middle East (where they feed on migrant passerines) to overwinter mainly around Madagascar but also in the coastal lowlands of tropical eastern South Africa and Mozambique. While Dennis and Vollmar watched this individual in Kruger, Callan and Deirdre watched another one in Madagascar!

Sooty Falcon in Kruger National Park on a Birding Africa self-drive tour © Dennis Vollmar www.birdingafrica.com

Sooty Falcon in Kruger National Park on a Birding Africa self-drive tour © Dennis Vollmar http://www.birdingafrica.com

Sooty Falcon in Madagascar on a Birding Africa tour © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com.

Sooty Falcon in Madagascar on a Birding Africa tour © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com.

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