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Common Kestrel in flight

Common Kestrel in flight
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - III chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 10:00
Viewed: 5011
Points: 2
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I am back after 4 months or so....

The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae.
Their plumage is mainly light chestnut brown with blackish spots on the upperside and buff with narrow blackish streaks on the underside; the remiges are also blackish. Unlike most raptors, they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having less black spots and streaks, as well as a blue-grey cap and tail. The tail is brown with black bars in females, and has a black tip with a narrow white rim in both sexes. All Common Kestrels have a prominent black malar stripe like their closest relatives( wikipedia}

I took this bird picture on the outskirts of Bangalore, on a dried lake bed. They migrate during winter and now they are leaving to the mountains.

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Hello Satish,

I am really surprised to see there are 43 viewers non to comment on this wonderful take off image of the kestrel, well composed picture. [I think out of sight is out of mind....]

Ciao satish,
foto favolosa di questa femmina di gheppio. Ottimo POV e nitidezza.

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