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Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

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Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) - Male Lesser Kestrel
icono pie de fotoMale Lesser Kestrel
Male Lesser Kestrel
Summer visitor.
Small falcon with pointed wings and long tail. The male has a grey head, tail and secondaries, brown back and coverts, speckled, cream abdomen and black primaries. The female is browner with black speckles.
Similar species
Common Kestrel, which may live in the same habitat.
From April to October.
Seeing the species
Relatively easy in the right places; easier near to sheep pens.
Where to watch it
Ocasionally in Bardenas.

Recommended observation points: ocasionalmente en Bardenas.

Times of the year present: de abril a septiembre.

Observation: relativamente fácil en lugares propicios, más fácil cerca de los corrales de ovino.

Nature: estival.

Description: pequeño halcón de alas apuntadas y larga cola. Macho con cabeza, cola y secundarias grises, espalda y cobertoras pardas, vientre crema jaspeado y primarias negras. Hembra más parda y jaspeada de negro.

Similar species: Cernícalo vulgar.

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