Clement Francis M


Eurasian Hobby © Clement Francis M

Eurasian Hobby
(Faclo subbuteo)



Image details
1/250 sec, f/6.3; ISO 400
Canon 300D, Canon 500mm f4 IS
Location: Banni Grasslands, Kutch, Gujarat
Date: December  2006

Shoot details
I had to walk almost 4-5kms behind the bird to get this picture. It was one awesome experience to walk in the desert area and when the bird obliged for few clicks it was worth all the effort.

Species details
The hobby is a passage migrant in India and is also a summer breeding visitor to the Himalaya. This small 33cm falcon is a skilled hunter and aerial acrobat.

A Birds of India presentation


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