Adults and then juveniles spent a lot of time simply perched head to wind on the numerous rocky outcrops around Hawar. Easy prey on such perches for Sooty Falcons Falco concolor particularly in June, July and August when passerines and small waders are scarce Sooty Falcons simply pluck them off the rocks by diving on them from above and behind. Remains of no other tern species was found around Sooty Falcon nesting sites. Note the dark chocolate brown hue to what appears often in flight to be a black bird
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