Eurasian Hobby

Scientific Name: Falco subbuteo
Common Name: Eurasian Hobby, Northern Hobby
Other Name: Hobby, Slim Falcon, European Hobby

Identifying Features: small and slim falcon, yellow face, yellow legs, dark moustache, brown head, long brown wings

Fun Facts:

  • Eurasian Hobby do not build their own nests. They reuse the nests of other  birds for laying their eggs.
  • As a part of courtship, male Eurasian Hobby passes the food to female by throwing it in the air at extreme speed.


This image was clicked by Imran Shah – via Flickr.

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