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Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)



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Class: Aves
Family: Falconidae
Common Name: Eurasian Kestrel
Genus: Falco
Species Name: tinnunculus

About The Eurasian Kestrel

The small raptor which appears to stand still in mid-air ('hovering') is a kestrel. It is an excellent mouse hunter. While hovering in the air, it is not necessarily looking for the animal itself but for its urine trail. Kestrels are capable of seeing ultraviolet colors, which is also found in urine. So they are able to detect the well hidden mice. They like to nest in large bird houses, specially designed for these birds.

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Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
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Siberia
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
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Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
3/17/2006
7/20/2008
common.
1/5/2013
2/18/2013
3/24/2015
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
3/26/2015
3/29/2015
1/13/2017

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