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 nest was photographed at Oldonyo Sambu (7-24-23), courtesy of Frank Priscus Shirima. The bird is usually solitary or in pairs and near rock outcrops where it breeds/nests.

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Frank Priscus Shirima, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 2-10-24