Common Kestrel

Where can I see the Common Kestrel

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The Common Kestrel is a small falcon that is found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. They are the most common falcon in the world. Kestrels are usually around 12 inches in length and have a wingspan of about 24 inches. They weigh between 4 and 7 ounces. Kestrels have beautiful markings with a brown body, black wings, and a white tail. They also have blue eyes and a reddish-brown head.

Kestrels are predatory birds and eat mostly small mammals, such as mice, voles, and rabbits, as well as birds. They also eat insects, including dragonflies and grasshoppers. Kestrels usually hunt by hovering over their prey before swooping down to catch it. They can also catch prey by flying fast and then diving down onto it.

Kestrels are very versatile birds and can live in a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, deserts, and even urban areas. They typically build their nests in trees or on cliffs, but they will also use buildings or other structures for nesting.

Animal population
5 000 000
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Common Kestrel

Fact 1

Female Kestrels are slightly larger than males.

Fact 2

One of the fascinating aspects of this bird is its vision and ability to see ultraviolet light.

Fact 3

Rodents are their principal diet.

Tours where I can see the Common Kestrel

Jordan - Trek to Petra
Jordan - Trek to Petra

Jordan - Trek to Petra

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Jordan
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Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

10 days from

£2,075 / person

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Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

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China
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

11 days from

£1,895 / person

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Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

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Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

7 days from

£1,445 / person

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