Thursday, 20 February 2014

Grey Kestrel

Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
Ethiopia
January 2104

    Grey Kestrel is an Afrotropical species found principally in West Africa, but also in western Ethiopia. We saw this species, but never more than a single individual at any one time, in several locations. It feeds principally on insects and small lizards, although we never actually witnessed it feeding. It was always a special sighting.



6 comments:

  1. It seems odd to see a Kestral without the rufous colouring!

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  2. That's a nice one, as well as a new one for me. It obviously shares the kestrel family's love for roadside posts. Rather a large square head, but then I'm guessing the insects and lizards of Ethiopia are a bit bigger?

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    1. Some of the locusts look like they could carry you away!

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  3. This looks interesting species of bird :) I have not seen it yet

    Greetings :)

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  4. Cute little guy!
    He is funny with his flat head!!
    Great catch!

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  5. A gray kestrel is for me very bijoznder to see. In the Netherlands, this does not occur, so I think it's great to see. These on you blog
    Bravo!

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