Saturday, August 22, 2009

Strange plumage of a Common Kestrel

On 15th February 2009, biking along the countryside road, I came across this dark looking raptor perched on a wire, later on it flew towards me and landed into a leafless peepal tree.
Intial impression was that of a Sooty Falcon or an Amur Falcon. But, later on it was identified as a Common Kestrel.

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