[Consigliere S4 - Basil Ede] The Common Kestrel
Birds of Town and Village, Paintings by Basil Ede
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. This species is widespread in Europe, Asia and Africa. The Kestrel is relatively small compared to other predatory birds, but larger than most songbirds. Kestrels have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail. The kestrel's plumage is brown or grey with black spots, and the male has a blue-gray head and tail.