Rock Kestrel
Falco rupicolus
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The rock kestrel was previously regarded as subspecies of the common kestrel; recent studies show it to be genetically distinct. The left bird was seen at Samburu (Kenya, 2-12), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The right photograph was taken at Ibaga-Makete (4-09). The bird is usually solitary or in pairs and near rock outcrops where it breeds/nests.

 
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