Falcons

Peregrine Falcon-1
Peregrine Falcon-1

Photographed near Kallaru forest reserve.

Peregrine Falcon-2
Peregrine Falcon-2

Photographed near Kallaru forest reserve.

Peregrine Falcon-3
Peregrine Falcon-3

Photographed near Kallaru forest reserve.

Peregrine Falcon-1
Peregrine Falcon-1

Photographed near Kallaru forest reserve.

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Peregrine Falcon
(පෙරි කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco peregrinus

I believe this is a juvenile Peregrine Falcon and a beauty at that. While on my way to Mannar, I saw him flying parallel to the road near Kallaru forest reserve and I stopped immediately quite by chance although I didn't recognize him immediately. 

 

He has made a fresh kill of a lizard which he was holding on to.

Doubtful identification
 
Shaheen Falcon-1
Shaheen Falcon-1

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Shaheen Falcon-2
Shaheen Falcon-2

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Shaheen Falcon-6
Shaheen Falcon-6

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Shaheen Falcon-1
Shaheen Falcon-1

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Shaheen Falcon
(ශහීන් කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco peregrinus peregrinator

Photographed at the top of 'Kirigalpotta' mountain peak inside Horton Plains National Park. This beauty was flying around like a bullet before sitting down on the edge of the rock. What a magnificent flying machine.

 
Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Oriental Hobby
(පෙරදිගු හොබි කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco severus

Yet to capture image

 
Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Red-necked Falcon
(රතු-හිස් කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco chicquera

Yet to capture image

Vagrant species
 
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Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Amur Falcon
(අමූර් කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco amurensis

Yet to capture image

Vagrant species
 
Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

Still to capture photo
Still to capture photo

Still waiting to get lucky and capture image.

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Lesser Kestrel
(හීන් කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco naumanni

Yet to capture image

Vagrant species
 
Common Kestrel-2
Common Kestrel-2

Photographed on the road from Mannar to Jaffna.

Common Kestrel-1
Common Kestrel-1

Photographed on the road from Mannar to Jaffna.

Common Kestrel-5
Common Kestrel-5

Photographed on the road from Mannar to Jaffna.

Common Kestrel-2
Common Kestrel-2

Photographed on the road from Mannar to Jaffna.

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Common Kestrel
(පොදු කුරුලුගොයා)
Falco tinnunculus

Based on the markings I believe this is a female/juvenile Common Kestrel. Seen close to Vidithalathiw on the Mannar-Jaffna road. I did a bit of off-roading to try and get closer to it when it flew out from the wire and settled on a small tree. What a beautiful killer.

Doubtful identification