Birds on the wire (#2): Common Kestrel by GiMi53 ()
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The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. In Britain, where no other brown falcon occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel".
The Eastern Canary Island subspecies of the Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus dacotiae, is confined to Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and a few surrounding islets, but it is common and widespread throughout this range. Compared to the nominate race, the male of this sub-species tends to be paler above but with heavier breast spotting.
Local name: sarnicolo
Le Faucon crécerelle (Falco tinnunculus), est une petite espèce d'oiseau de proie agile de la famille des falconidés. C'est l’un des rapaces les plus communs en Europe, en Afrique et en Asie.
Thank you for your comments on my previous upload :
"Birds on the wire (#1) : Common Buzzard"
Image Comments (13)
PatGoltz () 1:21AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
Not quite as colorful as our American Kestrel, but still a very pretty bird. Nice photo, too!
jayfar () 1:26AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
Lovely shot Michel and comparing the two shots they both look to be in the same spot!
whaleman () 1:51AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
I'm waiting to see the 'wireless' birds to see how they are perching, LOL! Excellent shot Michel!
ladylake () 7:54AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
Wish you were here....we have a bird eatching club that would love your input. :-) This valley is a world reknown migratory path. Great path.
MrsRatbag () 8:38AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
I love their huge eyes; what a beautiful capture of a gorgeous bird!
Fidelity2 () 10:01AM | Thu, 08 March 2012
Cool. Very cool. I thank you very much for this one. I hope to see more from you. 5+!