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Australian Kestrel

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Alternative name: Nankeen Kestrel

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



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


Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.


There are 2 subspecies;

  • F c cenchroides
  • F c baru


Temperate grasslands and open woodlands.


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.


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