To Merlin: You may be right, but..Argus::2012-01-30 9:01
Nigel, I respect your special knowledge and don't contest your reasoning, but it is fair to mention why I opted for gentilis.
The fact that Maurizio thought this was a buzzard made me think of buzzard size and a sparrow hawk is smaller, even the larger female. Secondly I knew this was not a juvenile because of the barred breast. I have taken a similar photo of a juv gentilis and therefore thought this would be an adult female.
Thanks for your help!
Regards,
Ivan
Italy
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To Merlin: You may be right, but.. Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)::2012-01-30 09:01
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