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Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides

Description:

Rescued bird found in a trough of molasses. This is a female Nakeen Kestrel (as evidenced by the brown colouring of the head), was released after just 24 hours. This photo taken after it had been given a bath and dried off.

Habitat:

Often seen in open woodlands , farms, and over roads, hovering while looking for food

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5 Comments

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

Updated details thanks to feedback

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

@Heather the trough of molasses was news to me too! Seems it may be left out for livestock - cheap and a source of protien / energy.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

A beauty, glad he was rescued!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Beautiful bird! But what is up with having a trough full of molasses hanging around for birds, critters, and small children to get stuck in? Is that a common practice in molasses country?

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

wow...all cleaned up! what a beauty!

Steve A
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Steve A

Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 31, 2011

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