Falco peregrinus minor, first described by Bonaparte in 1850. It is sparsely and patchily distributed throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa and widespread in Southern Africa. It apparently reaches north along the Atlantic coast as far as Morocco. It is non-migratory, and small and dark. [source]
New Zealand Stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta). Illustration (1800’s) by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) taken from ‘A History of the Birds of New Zealand’, 2nd Edition by Sir Walter Lawry Buller (1838–1906).
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