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Common kestrel

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The Eurasian Kestrel is a pronounced synanthrope (follower of human culture) and often breeds on church spires and old ruins. It hunts for mice, using a characteristic hover flight. Since it is able to detect the UV rays emitted by mouse urine, it can visually track its prey’s traces.

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  • Title: Common kestrel
  • Location: Asia, Europe, North Africa
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 200-300 g
  • size: 35 cm
  • scientific name: Falco tinnunculus
  • geological Age: recent

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