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Lesser Kestrels (Falco naumanni) {!--작은황조롱이(유럽)--> latin dict size=91   common dict size=512
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Lesser Kestrel L-28-33 W-63-72
Falco naumanni

Lives in open country common in Turkey. Feeds on insects, small rodents usually hunts in flocks. Nests colonially on cliffs and city buildings. Resident but an endangered species.

Photographed by Cem O. KIRAC at Col golu Konya, Turkey.
Description by METU-BC (
(the Birdwatching Club of Middle East Technical University Students, Turkey).

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Lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni)
The lesser kestrel is a small kestrel with long pointed wings and a long tail marked with a black band at the end. Males and females are distinguishable by colouring. Males have a pale brown back and blue-grey feathers on the crown, rump, neck and tail. The belly is creamy pink with small brown streaks. In females, the back and head are mid brown and the belly is pale. Both back and belly are streaked with brown. Males and females have white undersides to their wings, with black tips. The eye ring is bright yellow and the feet are yellow to orange. The ankles and feet lack feathers.
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