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Alternative name: Nankeen Kestrel
31cm (Male) to 35 cm (female).
There are 2 subspecies;
Temperate grasslands and open woodlands, coastal cliffs and dunes, towns and cities. Often seen on telegraph poles or dead trees. Possibly the most widely recorded bird in Australia
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 for 26 to 28 days. The male brings food.