Raptors | Australian Hobby > captured moment | preening & roosting

The Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) can often be seen roosting up high, offering a wonderful opportunity for a photograph of that ‘captured moment’.

There are three recognised subspecies of the Australian hobbys:

  • Falco longipennis longipennis
  • Falco longipennis hanieli
  • Falco longipennis murchisonianus

The following photos are of Falco longipennis murchisonianus, that are paler in colour and found further inland compared to those found near the coastal regions.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Falconidae
  • Genus: Falco
  • Species: F. longipennis
  • Binomial name: Falco longipennis