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Bird of preyFalco cenchroides

Nankeen Kestrel

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Falco cenchroides at Suppressed - 28 Mar 2019
Falco cenchroides at Suppressed - 28 Mar 2019
Falco cenchroides at Suppressed - 28 Mar 2019
Falco cenchroides at Suppressed - 28 Mar 2019
Falco cenchroides at Suppressed - 28 Mar 2019

Identification history

Bird of prey Falco cenchroides 29 Mar 2019 natureguy
Bird of prey Falco cenchroides 28 Mar 2019 KumikoCallaway

Author's notes

Kestrel pair mating (photo no.1). Photo no.2 shows the male flying off afterwards. Female stayed on the tree for a while before flying around in the area (photos no.3 & no.4). First time to see 2 together in the reserve.

2 comments

   29 Mar 2019
There was a pair on MT Wanniassa for many years that had a nest near the dam and raised 3 or so young each year. They would spend a lot of time on Farrer Ridge but they disappeared about five or 6 years ago. I put it down to the St Johns Wort infestation across their hunting ground masses of yellow flowers and knee high brown seed heads all year round instead of grass Impossible to spot prey in these situations. Nothing is done to eradicate weeds in the southside reserves shame on the people who are supposed to look after and manage these reserves.
   29 Mar 2019
I have had intermittent sightings of up to 2 since then in the area, Julie. The birds seem to stay for a few months before disappearing for several, and repeat. No breeding that I am aware of.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 28 Mar 2019 10:44 AM Recorded on
  • KumikoCallaway Recorded by
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