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Portugal June (1 Viewer)


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Hi I took this picture a couple of years ago when I was in Lisbon it was flying over the city and I only got the one quick chance I had given up hope of identifying it but when did if there were enough distinguishing features for you to tell me if it is a kestrel or maybe (hope) a Lesser?
May thanks


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Unfortunately Lesser is too unlikely for Lisbon (unheard of), whereas Common Kestrel is widespread, nesting on buildings. The apparent lack of markings on the underwing is likely due to photo artifacts.

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