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Australian Kestrel

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Revision as of 22:12, 12 January 2009 by Deliatodd-18346 (Talk | contribs)

Alternative name: Nankeen Kestrel

Male Australian KestrelPhoto by NeilSydney, Australia
Male Australian Kestrel
Photo by Neil
Sydney, Australia
Falco cenchroides

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Identification

31 to 35 cm. Rufous or brown above, white or off-white below, black tail tip.

Distribution

Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.

Taxonomy

There are 2 subspecies;

  • F c cenchroides
  • F c baru

Habitat

Temperate grasslands and open woodlands.

Behaviour

The diet includes insects, small birds and reptiles and mice.

They nest in a tree hollow, cliff ledge or disused corvid's nest; 3-7 eggs are laid and are incubated by the female alone for 26 to 28 days. The male brings food.

References

  1. Wikipedia

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