Photo of Animalia: Brown Falcon (species: Falco (Falco) berigora) (Gaia Guide)

Female Brown Falcon (Falco (Falco) berigora)

© David Jenkins

Female in defence of a fledlging. She has just pulled up from a stoop over our postiion, she seems to have a particular aversion to 4WD vehicles. Every freather is hard at work reducing her speed as she makes a tight turn, to gain height for a second run. We were back in the vehicle by then. Just to see what its like on the receiving end. Follow this link to the head on shot.

Captured on 16 Nov 2012