|Australian Hobby Falco longipennis
|Coorong, South Australia
The Australian Hobby is distributed throughout most of Australia and in adjacent areas of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. It is found in open woodlands as well as cities and parks.
|It is like a small version of Peregrine Falcon F. peregrinus with a whitish throat and half collar contrasting with the dark head. It has a blue cere and eye-ring.
It preys on small birds which it chases or dives on from a height. It also hunts insects.