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Common kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Description:

The common kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, or Old World kestrel. In Britain, where no other kestrel species occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel". This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America[citation needed]. But although it has colonized a few oceanic islands, vagrant individuals are generally rare; in the whole of Micronesia for example, the species was only recorded twice each on Guam and Saipan in the Marianas.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice portrait!

marirs
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marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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