Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni

A generally scarce bird in southern Europe and an extremely rare vagrant to the UK. Unlike (Common) Kestrel, this species nests colonially so in their breeding range if you see one you're as likely as not to see a flock.

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adult male Lesser Kestrels, near Tacões (Alentejo, Portugal), 24th April 2006

 

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first-summer male Lesser Kestrel, near Tacões (Alentejo, Portugal), 24th April 2006

 

part of a flock of 12 Lesser Kestrels, near Tacões (Alentejo, Portugal), 24th April 2006

 

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Lesser Kestrels, Esmekaya (Turkey), 21st May 2010

 

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Lesser Kestrels, north of Candasnos (Aragón, Spain), 17th May 2013