December 2000 – vol. 93, issue 12, pp 643–644 Not all readers may be aware of the high numbers of birds of prey that are kept in captivity and the relatively large numbers of these that subsequently escape into the wild. The recent fashion for keeping and breeding hybrid falcons leads to a high probability that escaped hybrid individuals will be seen by birdwatchers. The similarity between many hybrids and pure, wild examples of our rarer bir... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.