One day I will get a shot or video of these spectacular Falcon/Quail showdowns till then the photos below will have to do! These have all been taken in the last few months!
|Stubble Quail (male)|
|and the same bird again|
|Stubble Quail (female)|
|Black Falcon resting in the shade|
|The usual view of the Black Falcon on the wing... a Stubble Quail's worst nightmare!|
|Black Falcons are the largest of Australia's Falcons and often pirate prey off other raptors often larger than themselves! I have seen them push Spotted Harriers down into the stubble with repeated dives.. when the harriers are carrying prey!|