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AUSTRALIAN KESTREL (Falco cenchroides)
Biodiversity > Birds > Land Birds

Australian kestrel

A small brown falcon, often seen hovering motionless, as if hanging on a thread, watching for prey on the ground. First recorded on Lord howe Island in the 1940's, this species has a small breeding population - feeding on grasshoppers, mice and seabird chicks. 

Length: male 31cm; female 35cm 

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