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Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Description:

The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 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 brown falcon 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. 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.

Notes:

Photos taken during sunset!

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Common Kestrel
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22 Comments

MIAH
MIAH 7 years ago

Wow!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Jellis!

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Great shot

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Christine!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 8 years ago

That is fabulous!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Telse!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

So excellent!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautiful flight series!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Jason and Tina! Yes, I was lucky.

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

This is a capture of a true phoenix - A bird on fire! So beautiful Faredin!
/ Tina

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Perfect timing!

MrJohn
MrJohn 8 years ago

You're very welcome.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks, MrJohn!

MrJohn
MrJohn 8 years ago

This is an incredible photograph.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks, Stayen! Did it.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely series! Please update the common and scientific names. You can use the Edit this spotting tab on top right of this spotting to add the details. Thanks in advance.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Stian, It was late during sunset while leaving it just appeared so the light was low for better quality pictures.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

You're welcome Faredin! You got some fantastic pictures of the Common Kestrel!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks for nice comments and for the ID, Stian!

BenjaminKabel
BenjaminKabel 8 years ago

I have no idea what this is but I love this photo anyway!

abillick
abillick 8 years ago


Love it

FaredinAliyevski
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FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Jun 1, 2013
Submitted on Jun 1, 2013

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