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1 Nankeen Kestrel at Callum Brae

Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 28 Oct 2018
Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 28 Oct 2018
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Identification history

Falco cenchroides 13 Nov 2018 ChrisDavey
Falco cenchroides 10 Nov 2018 BIrdsinCanberra
Falco cenchroides 10 Nov 2018 natureguy
Falco longipennis 9 Nov 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

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I saw two Nankeen Kestrels flying from the south-east to the north-west. The birds flew to the dead tree in the photo but I was only able to take a photo of one of the birds and even that photo was pushing my lens to its limits. I started walking towards the tree to see if I could get closer but the Kestrels took off while I was still a distance away. They flew further to the north-east, possibly to another tree with leaves. I was unsure if they landed there as I lost sight of them among the foliage.

5 comments

   11 Nov 2018
Hi Nature Guy, Thanks for the suggestion. I originally thought it was a Nankeen Kestrel as well, but using the Australian Bird Guide, I thought the face markings of the kestrel (p. 239) were too small and light. The face markings of the Australian Hobby (p. 241) were darker and more of an inverted triangle, as can be seen in the photograph. I admit the photograph is not great. I wish I had paid more attention to the flight, as I believe it was more flapping of wings then soaring. I am no expert so happy to take advice. Many thanks again for your suggestion. Cheers.
natureguy wrote:
   11 Nov 2018
No problem, not 100% sure, hence why I have left it unconfirmed.
Will wait and see what the other moderators think.
   11 Nov 2018
Many thanks Natureguy. I am also intrigued to see if it will be confirmed. All the best
   11 Nov 2018
Hard with the dark image but I am supportive of Nankeen Kestrel
   11 Nov 2018
Hi Ryu, Many thanks, really value your opinion as well as that of Natureguy. I have added a further crop of the original photo, in which I have also tried to lighten the bird. Happy to go with the consensus this is a Nankeen Kestrel. Many thanks to you and Natureguy for having a look at it. Cheers

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Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Callum Brae - 29 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Callum Brae - 6 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Callum Brae - 6 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Callum Brae - 2 Apr 2021 by trevsci
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Callum Brae - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Callum Brae - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike
Utetheisa sp. (genus) (A tiger moth) at Callum Brae - 4 Sep 2020 by rawshorty
Tamopsis fickerti (Two-tailed spider) at Callum Brae - 4 Sep 2020 by rawshorty
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Callum Brae - 1 Jun 2020 by Mike
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Callum Brae - 29 May 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Callum Brae - 31 Mar 2020 by SWishart
Promachus sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Callum Brae - 14 Feb 2020 by rawshorty
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Callum Brae - 12 Dec 2019 by Marthijn
Chrysididae sp. (family) (Unidentified cuckoo wasp) at Callum Brae - 22 Nov 2019 by cherylhodges
Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Callum Brae - 13 Nov 2019 by Marthijn
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Callum Brae - 21 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Callum Brae - 25 Aug 2019 by rawshorty
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Callum Brae - 3 Nov 2018 by redsnow
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Callum Brae - 1 Apr 2016 by galah681
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Callum Brae - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike

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  • Non-Invasive

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