Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

– medium-sized falcon, size of a small pigeon
– diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small to medium flocks, sometimes mixed with other small raptors


Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY, F
BIF2314, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY
BIF2315, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY
BIF2315, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY, F
BIF2317, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY, F
BIF2318, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY, F
BIF2319, 20/09/2014, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, M, F
BIF2320, 26/04/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, F
BIF2321, 25/01/2017, Ölzschau, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, F
BIF2322, 20/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, F
BIF2323, 13/09/2012, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, F
BIF2324, 13/09/2012, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, F
BIF2325, 13/09/2012, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, M
BIF2326, 23/05/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, M
BIF2327, 28/06/2010, Kiskunsági National Park, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 2CY, M
BIF2328, 20/07/2010, Valencia, Spain, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, AD, M
BIF2329, 20/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY
BIF2330, 29/08/2013, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus, 1CY
BIF2331, 24/09/2010, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Lesser Kestrel (v)
Red-footed Falcon (v)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (v)
Levant Sparrowhawk (v)

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