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Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus


Common Kestrel feeds mainly on lizards and insects like grasshoppers. It also preys on nestlings of ground-nesting birds, whenever it can find them (Henry G.M. 1998). The breeding season of the resident race is from March to June and it is said that it doesn't build a nest but deposits 2- 3 eggs on a ledge of rock on the face of an inaccessible cliff.


Montane grassland, Knuckles Mountain Range.

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Nice portrait!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Looks like a drawing!!Nice spotting Nuwan aiya!!

Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.55, Long: 80.82

Spotted on Dec 21, 2014
Submitted on Dec 24, 2014

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