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Falco peregrinus minor, illustration by John Gerrard Keulemans (Dutch, 1842 - 1912), 1874

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]

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