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The Common Kestrel 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".

This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America. But although it has colonized a few oceanic islands, vagrant.. more

Similar species: Falcons
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured Jul 10, 2018 08:51 in Burnt House Ln, Sandown PO36 0HB, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO100
  • 400mm