Grey Kestrel
Falco ardosiaceus
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These images of grey kestrels show the tail extends beyond the wingtips, one of the features that distinguish it from the sooty falcon. The immatures (upper two photos: left, Lake Manyara, 6-06; right, Tarangire, 3-08) have a brown wash but are otherwise similar to adults. Juveniles show blue skin around the eye (see slideshow photo #2). The adult in flight was seen in Katavi (10-10), courtesy of Steve Windels. The left 3rd row photo (Ruaha, 11-08) is courtesy of Skyler Russell. All the other photos were taken in Tarangire. Click the image above to see a slideshow of enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Skyler Russell, Henrik Kisbye, Steve Windels, Karine Van der Vurst, Doug McLennan

Last Update this page: 4-01-15