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Lesser Kestrel

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Birds, Natural History
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Lesser Kestrel. Photo by Sergey Yeliseev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/)

Lesser Kestrel. Photo by Sergey Yeliseev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/)

The Lesser Kestrel breeds around the Mediterranean and winters in Africa. Smaller than the Common Kestrel it feeds on insects, small birds and rodents.

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It is declining in range and is now rare in Europe. I saw these pairs nesting when visiting Mattera in Southern Italy some years ago.

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