Name:- Common kestrel - Female
Tamil Name:- பெண் சிற்றெழால்
Description:- Common Kestrels measure 32-39 cm (13-15 in) from head to tail, with a wingspan of 65-82 cm (26-32 in). Females are noticeably larger, with the adult male weighing 136-252 g (c,5-9 oz), around 155 g (around 5.5 oz) on average; the adult female weighs 154-314 g (about 5.5-11 oz), around 184 g (around 6.5 oz) on average. They are thus small compared with other birds of prey, but larger than most songbirds. Like the other Falco species, they have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail.
VOICE: SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO
Common Kestrel is vocal during the breeding season. We can hear series of “kik-kik-kik-kik” higher in male.
In flight, it gives some “kik-kik”. Alarm call is a high-pitched “kii-kii-kiikii”. Contact call between parents and young at nest is a repeated shrill “ki-yiyi”. HABITAT:- Common Kestrel frequents numerous kinds of open or slightly wooded areas with tall grass and low shrubs such as grasslands, steppes, cultivated fields, wetlands with some vegetation. This species is also present in villages, towns and big cities, nesting on monuments.
It is found from sea-level to tree-line in mountains, with sites for perching, roosting and hunting.
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
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