First I am showing a juvenile, in next spottings I will show the adults. Common Kestrels measure 32–39 cm (13–15 in) from head to tail, with a wingspan of 65–82 cm (26–32 in). Females are larger. Their plumage is chestnut brown with blackish spots on the upperside and buff with narrow blackish streaks on the underside; the remiges are also blackish. Unlike most raptors, they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having fewer black spots and streaks, as well as a blue-grey cap and tail. The tail is brown with black bars in females, and has a black tip with a narrow white rim in both sexes. All Common Kestrels have a prominent black malar stripe like their closest relatives.
It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America.
We found many living in the towers of old buildings in the city of Salamanca. These live in las Clerecias.
Lat: 40.96, Long: -5.67
Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 28, 2012