Avoiding dense forests, these birds are seen in open environments - this one in a coastal park. I watched as it flew between one Norfolk Pine to another, but my best shot was from when it chose to perch on a telegraph pole! They hunt a variety of prey, including small mammals, small birds, lizards and insects.
A relatively small raptor of 30 cm length
Nankeen kestrel, species ''Falco cenchroides'', is one of the smallest falcons, and unlike many, does not rely on speed to catch its prey. Instead, it simply perches in an exposed position, but it also has a distinctive technique of hovering over crop and grasslands.