Common Kestrel
Gam Eng Seng Primary School
20 Jan 2023


General details
Species Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Record ID 10475
Date 20 Jan 2023
Location Gam Eng Seng Primary School
Count 1 individual
Date added 24 Jan 2023

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results For: 7
Wild: 7
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

Descriptions
Identification
Noticed the silhouette of a small raptor perched on the edge of roof. Physical features and colour matched that of Common Kestrel. It was perched, observed it for 10mins before it flew off in the direction of Southern Ridges. The rufous upper parts ruled out Peregrine, Amur and the other falcons. The black toenails ruled out Lesser Kestrel.
Habitat/behaviour
Urban area in the heart of Redhill HDB residential area.
Viewing conditions
Bright and good visual clarity
Observer's experience
Several past sightings of this species

RECOMMENDED CITATION

Bird Society of Singapore. (2023). Record 10475: Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://records.singaporebirds.com/record/10475/.

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