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Forum: Eagles - Aquila 26-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 166,020
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: The Most Powerful Eagle?

I'm not sure foot size is a good estimator for foot strength. Differences in musculoskeletal anatomy could give rise to mechanical advantage in ways not obvious during a cursory inspection, and...
Forum: Pursuit Hawking 24-07-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,305
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Most Aggressive Falcon

Thanks, Jim! In other threads, there are falconers who rave about pere/sakers for pursuit hawking. So, I am looking to find out what adding some gyr into the mix brings to the table (peregrine x...
Forum: Pursuit Hawking 22-07-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,305
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Most Aggressive Falcon

Mark,

what might the general differences be between a peregrine x gyrsaker vs a peregrine x gyr vs a peregrine x saker (using convention male x female)?

Thanks!
Paul

p.s. Anyone else with...
Forum: Pursuit Hawking 16-07-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,305
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Most Aggressive Falcon

Mark,

what were the weights of the parents that made these tribrids? It is possible to get the results you are claiming, but all things equal it would be the other way around. The female has a...
Forum: Broadwings - Buteo 20-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 145,780
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Harris X Goldie

Agreed! It doesn't take a lot of imagination to figure out how one of these harris/goldens would be useful. Increased weatherproofing, increased size for dispatching large hares, yet smaller and...
Forum: Broadwings - Buteo 17-07-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 145,780
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Harris X Goldie

My guess would be 4.5lbs for male, 6-6.5lbs if female. I have a model that is spot on at predicting weights of falcons and hawks ... now this will be an interesting challenge!

- Paul
Forum: Longwings - Falco 06-03-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,406
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Peregrine/Gyr Vs Gyr /Peregrine .

That is a good question, but unfortunately one that cannot be answered due to a present lack of certain data. The model operates by using the weights of the parents birds to estimate the weights of...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 05-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,406
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Peregrine/Gyr Vs Gyr /Peregrine .

... and silence filled the room! Has everyone lost interest in the subject, or is the presentation of a statistical model/explanation too intimidating?

- Paul
Forum: Harris Hawks 24-02-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

Therese, the problem here seems to concern density rather than taxonomy.
Forum: Longwings - Falco 23-02-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Where are the stories Gyr/AK, Pere/AK, Gyr/Aplomado

I agree! I want to hear some stories about these hybrids, too--especially about the gyr/aplomado!

- Paul
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

The Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts are anything but cold. The Sonoran Desert is among the hottest places on earth. Coyotes, red-tails, great horned owls, Cooper's hawks, deer, and just about every...
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

Well, you're still awesome in my book!

Although subspecies designations may be of little practical use to taxonomists, I do think that regional variations within species will continue to be...
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

That is what I tried to say, but you said it so much better!

- Paul
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

It is a little strange that the only raptor that has the subspecies indicated is the Harris hawk, and the other eight (all having familiar subspecies) are left as genus/species only.

- Paul
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

It would seem that even the taxonomists can't decide whether or not the Sonoran Harrises deserve subspecies status, so to argue the point beyond geographical origin is to step out onto shaky ground. ...
Forum: Harris Hawks 23-02-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,817
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: 'Superior' once and for all!

I have trapped many Sonoran Harris' hawks in central and southern Arizona. The females tend to weigh 900-1000g off the trap, and the males 600-650g. My current female was trapped at 950g, flies...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 18-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,406
Posted By P_Hilmo
Re: Peregrine/Gyr Vs Gyr /Peregrine .

Brian -

Greetings from Arizona! Being an unemployed actuary, I have created a mathematical model based on empirical data that predicts the offspring size of any falcon pairing to a very surprising...
Forum: Longwings - Falco 14-11-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By P_Hilmo
A hybrid vs its converse

I am a second year apprentice in the US, and would like to fly a falcon at crows as soon as my falconry permit status advances to general class. I've read a good number of threads in here, and have...
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