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