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European Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus


Male Kestrel seen here hunting (he would return after taking food for the female who was nesting)


Kestrels are found in a wide variety of habitats, from moor and heath, to farmland and urban areas. The only places they do not favour are dense forests, vast treeless wetlands and mountains. They are a familiar sight, hovering beside a motorway or other main road. They can often be seen perched on a high tree branch, or on a telephone post or wire, on the look out for prey.


The shot was taken at a Quarry near Valencia

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Nayeli 4 years ago

¡Oh que gran foto! estas aves me gustan mucho :)

maplemoth662 4 years ago

un hermoso pajaro....

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Fantastic shots drstephen! This would be perfect if you could fill in the Habitat field. Thanks in advance!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Great looking bird.

Stephen Wain
Spotted by
Stephen Wain

València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Mar 21, 2018
Submitted on May 18, 2018

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