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Falco cenchroides Life span: up to 18 years in the wild and around 20 years in captivity Size


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Australian Kestrel

Falco cenchroides
Life span: up to 18 years in the wild and around 20 years in captivity Size: Body: 32-35cm/ Wingspan: 70-80cm/

Weight: males 136-252 females 155-310gms.



Breeding: 1 year old, winter - spring 1- 4 eggs,

incubation 27-29 days, fledging 27-32days old



Habit: solitary or in pairs, they are territorial.

They are seen hovering over fields and grasslands looking for food



Diet: rats, mice, frogs, small birds, crickets, small mammals and small lizards.

Voice: shrill, excited chatter

Conservation: despite habitat loss the kestrel is wide spread and common.

Found: in woodlands and grasslands throughout Australia


*All Australia Native Animals are protected by the Fauna Protection Act. For more information call National Parks and Wildlife S.A ph: 81244972 or www.wildlifepermit.sa.gov.au


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