European kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, Old World kestrel
It is thought to hover 10–20 m (33–66 ft) above the ground during hunting.
The bird consumes as much as 4 – 8 voles a day.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 32–39 cm (13–15 in)
WEIGHT: (Males) 136–252 g (4.8–8.9 oz) (Females) 154–314 g (5.4–11.1 oz)
WINGSPAN: 65–82 cm (26–32 in).
Fields, heaths, shrubland, marshland, wetlands, moorlands, arid savanna; altitude 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
Europe, Asia, Africa, North America
Voles, shrews, mice, passerine, bats, swifts, frogs, camel spiders, earthworms, orthopterans, termites, insects, beetles, lizards
Number of Eggs
April or May
28 – 30 days
16 – 24 years