Common Kestrel

photo by ButlerPhotography

Scientific classification

Order

Falconiformes

Family

Falconidae

Subfamily

Falco

Species

tinnunculus

Appearance

* Pretty small bird of prey with brown and grey plumage
* Long tail with black tip, grey head and small black spots on the upperparts. When hunting, characteristically hovers about 10–20 m above the ground
* Size: about 25 cm

Habitat

Forest- and open areas, also close to urban areas

Countries

Africa
Asia
Europe

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