|Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides
(aka Australian Kestrel)
The Nankeen Kestrel is distributed in Australia and New Guinea. It is found in a wide variety of open country habitats including agricultural land.
|The male has a pale grey crown and tail while the female has a brownish crown and its tail is brown with black bars as can be seen in photo 2.
When hunting it either hovers with fast wing beats or hangs motionless in the wind before dropping down, usually in stages, and swooping on its prey. It also still-hunts. Prey includes insects, small mammals such as mice, small birds and small reptiles.