|Barbary Falcon Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides
(aka Peregrine Falcon)
The Barbary Falcon is treated by many authorities such as Ferguson-Lees as a species Falco pelegrinoides distributed from the Canary Islands through Morocco and northern Africa to Egypt, the Middle East and into Central Asia. However the HBW and Birdlife International checklist treat it as a sub-species of Peregrine Falcon F. peregrinus, a species with worldwide distribution as shown by Birdlife International and about 19 sub-species.
|Although the Barbary Falcon is generally much paler with narrow moustaches, large pale cheek-patches, long wings and short square tail, the plumage is variable and there is little genetic distinction from other sub-species according to the HBW and Birdlife International Check-list.|
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