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