Armur Falcon, South Africa

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Red-footed Kestrel

Palearctic breeding migrant, undertaking a roughly 11 000 km long trip, departing from its Asian breeding grounds from August-September, first arriving in southern Africa in November (later towards the south of its distribution) and leaving in the period from April-May.

It almost exclusively eats arthropods, caught either from a perch or by hovering and repeatedly diving into a large swarm of prey (such as a termite alate emergence). http://www.biodiversity.org

One thought on “Armur Falcon, South Africa

    Jacques Sellschop said:
    August 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the info and the very lovely, definitive picture.

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