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Brown Falcon

Brown Falcon Dales Gorge Karijini Pilbara Western Australia

Dales Gorge, or Ngirribungunha, is one of the most popular gorges in Karijini, not only due to the vicinity of the Park’s campground, but mainly because Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool are hidden between its towering walls. However, less popular but equally exciting is the rim walk, a trail that leads through the Pilbara savannah along the edge of the gorge. With a bit of luck the elusive Rothschild Rock-wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi) can be spotted here around dusk and dawn, or some of the park’s many bird species such as this Brown Falcon (Falco berigora), perching on the branch of a dead snappy gum looking for rodents and reptiles.

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    • Thanks Mike – I was lucky it patiently stayed on the branch rather than flying away at the slightest move. Greater Kestrels are beautiful, I love their colouring. The Brown Falcon often gets confused with our Nankeen Kestrel

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