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Typo in the header (Sulphur Crested) :facepalm:
This is at The Gap , Watsons Bay (Sydney, AU ) where here are many Sulpher Crested Cockatoos. This is a great capture of one chasing off a Nankeen kestral( note the raptor fights mostly with claws and the cockatoo mostly with beak)
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Lol they are cheeky gutsy turds and our magpies are just as bad.
 

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I just love the look on the hawks face of "??" And then very quickly after that "!!!!!!!" :roflmao:
 

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This is fantastic the hawks face I am off :rnfrt:toos are so gorgeous
 

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That Too is impressive, one bad Boy/Girl saying get of my cliff...awesome to watch wildlife in action.
 

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Just have to say, the kestrel is a falcon, not a hawk. Falcons are if anything more closely related to parrots than they are to other birds of prey including hawks.
 

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Just have to say, the kestrel is a falcon, not a hawk. Falcons are if anything more closely related to parrots than they are to other birds of prey including hawks.
Thank you for the correction! Good to know! very interesting, how are they related? you are very involved with "ospreys "
I hope that's right definition.
It's still amazing to watch !
 

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Here is a simplified phylogenetic tree of raptors showing their relatedness to each other and parrots. I'm not involved with ospreys, but I'm pretty sure they would be in the accipitriforme order along with hawks and eagles, but not falcons.
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Here is a simplified phylogenetic tree of raptors showing their relatedness to each other and parrots. I'm not involved with ospreys, but I'm pretty sure they would be in the accipitriforme order along with hawks and eagles, but not falcons.
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I was mistaken, I thought you kept raptors ?
Thank you for the evolutionary dia
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Quite interesting indeed

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I was mistaken, I thought you kept raptors ?
Thank you for the evolutionary dia
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Quite interesting indeed

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I do keep raptors, just not ospreys. I currently have a Harris's Hawk and an American Goshawk. I don't think Osprey's are legal to keep as falconry birds, although a decent number of falconers are involved in Osprey conservation. I'm just not one of them. Osprey's hunt fish and would be difficult to train for falconry in terms of keeping the fish for human consumption. I'm sure someone has done it somewhere, just not common.
 

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I do keep raptors, just not ospreys. I currently have a Harris's Hawk and an American Goshawk. I don't think Osprey's are legal to keep as falconry birds, although a decent number of falconers are involved in Osprey conservation. I'm just not one of them. Osprey's hunt fish and would be difficult to train for falconry in terms of keeping the fish for human consumption. I'm sure someone has done it somewhere, just not common.
Oh possibility why the falcon was in combat with the Too.
Looking for a good fishing spot.
In high-school I had a boyfriend who kept a "hawk/falcon" not sure what specifically.
Many of our dates involved going flying the hawk.
It was alot of fun, and so majestic to watch his bird.
 
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Oh possibility why the falcon was in combat with the Too.
Looking for a good fishing spot.
In high-school I had a boyfriend who kept a hawk,
Many of our dates involved going flying the hawk.
It was alot of fun, and so majestic to watch his bird.
Falcons don't eat fish. Most falcons specialize in taking birds in the air. Although kestrels usually go after insects, mice and small birds like sparrows. I can only assume either the cockatoo or the kestrel had a nest nearby that it was defending. Or, it could just be a cockatoo with an attitude.
 

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Falcons don't eat fish. Most falcons specialize in taking birds in the air. Although kestrels usually go after insects, mice and small birds like sparrows. I can only assume either the cockatoo or the kestrel had a nest nearby that it was defending. Or, it could just be a cockatoo with an attitude.
My thoughts exactly
News to me that Cockatoos nest by the sea ? Possibly forests very near by.
That Cocky definitely had a attitude...
 
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