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Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Pictures - John Foss

The Kestrel is the bird that hovers over motorway verges, farmland and sand dunes while it surveys the ground for the mice, voles and other small creatures that it preys upon. The specimens on this page were photographed at Praia Da Rocha and Alvor.

Kestrel

 

Kestrel

 

Kestrel

 

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