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Koehn's Kestrel
Common kestrel falco tinnunculus
This picture of a common kestrel is here until I can draw Koehn's.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Falco
Species: F. koehni
Binomial name
Falco koehni
Travis, 2311
Synonyms

Falco kohenii (lapsus)


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Other names

Lesser Fox Kestrel. Said to somewhat resemble a fox kestrel.

Description

Falco subbuteo from Kadzidlowo

A Eurasian Hobby. The orange "boots" are a bit hard to see.

The male resembles a Common Kestrel; however, they are small and have orange "boots" like that of a Eurasian Hobby.

The female is unique because they have grey face, unlike that of the common kestrel. She also has more barring on the breast, back, tail and scapulars.

Similar species

The Eurasian Hobby has a black face instead of a bluish-grey head. American Kestrel is more brightly coloured. Other falcons (more than) likely lack the bluish-grey face.


Behaviour

It is able to see urine trails of various small mammals such as rodents [1].

Diet

Feeds on rodents, frogs, earthworms, small birds, bats, dragonflies, lizards, etc.

Calls

Klee-klee-klee, like that of an American kestrel [1].

Reproduction

This species is usually monogamous unless their mate dies or cannot breed properly may split [2].

Nest is in a tree cavity, a natural ledge or an old nest of another bird [3].

Incubation lasts about thirty days and young fledge in four months.

Distribution/habitat

It is native to southern Europa. Does not migrate.

Based on...

It is based on a mix of American Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Fox Kestrel and Eurasian Hobby.

References

  1. ^ a b France, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ Based on a fact found on here. I do realise it's about bald eagles, but it's the only bird I can think of that actually does that.
  3. ^ Harrison, Colin and Greensmith, Alan (1993). Birds of the World. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582965. 

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