Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Australian Nankeen Kestrel


Australian Nankeen Kestrel female

Darling Downs near Kingsthorpe, Queensland, Australia

March 28, 2013



These pictures were taken on a drive with Kevin Williams back in March.

My first field guide when I was a kid called these Nankeen Kestrels, then my next books labelled them as Australian Kestrels, (which I got use to saying) and now my new apps and books have it again as Nankeen. I usually just call them kestrels when I'm in Australia. It just gets confusing when I want to set them apart from Common Kestrels in Japan, or should I say, Eurasian Kestrels?