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Falco cenchroides

4 Nankeen Kestrel at Callum Brae

Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 22 Sep 2019
Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 22 Sep 2019
Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 22 Sep 2019
Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 22 Sep 2019
Falco cenchroides at Callum Brae - 22 Sep 2019
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Falco cenchroides 4 Oct 2019 natureguy
Falco cenchroides 4 Oct 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

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A Nankeen Kestrel with her white plumage catching the sunlight, drew my attention. She was perched quietly in a tree. I took some distance shots then moved closer to her. She stayed still on the branch, occasionally preening herself. As I moved closer she would look at me but if I stayed still she would return to what she was doing. Eventually she flew off to another tree. A male then landed on her back to start the mating process. They were quiet throughout what was a very short event. The male then flew off to the north, while the female looked off in that direction but did not follow.

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Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Callum Brae - 29 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton
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
Promachus sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Callum Brae - 14 Feb 2020 by rawshorty
Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) 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
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Callum Brae - 3 Nov 2018 by redsnow
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Callum Brae - 27 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
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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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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