Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)

Code 4

EUKE

Code 6

FALTIN

ITIS

HEAD

Eurasian Kestrel Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: White and gray.
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White to pale brown.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Eurasian Kestrel Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-41 cm (12-16 in)
  • Weight: 187 g (6.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaks.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown to dark brown.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Eurasian Kestrel Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid wing beats followed by short glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 69-76 cm (27-30 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded, Tipped
  • Upper Tail: Gray with black band at tip.
  • Under Tail: White with black band at tip.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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