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Madagascar Kestrel

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Falco newtoni Scientific name
Falconiformes Order
Falconidae Family
22 - 27cm (Wingspan 42 - 47 cm ) Length
Tropical dry grassland, savanna, shrubland, agricultural land, wetlands & urban areas. Up to 1,830 m., Range :- Madagascar, Seychelles, AldabraComoros. Habitat
3 - 5 Eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Mainly insects, also small birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs. Food  
Insects are often caught on the wing but most other prey on the ground. Habits
3574 - TSN: 175647 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: Poštolka madagaskarská
Danish: Madagaskartĺrnfalk
German: Madagaskarfalke, Malegassenturmfalke
English: Aldabra Kestrel, Madagascan Kestrel, Madagascar Kestrel, Malagasy Kestrel, Newton's Kestrel
Spanish: Cernícalo de Aldabra
Estonian: madagaskari tuuletallaja
Finnish: Madagaskarintuulihaukka
French: Crécerelle malgache, Faucon de Newton
Italian: Gheppio del Madagascar
Japanese: madagasukaruchougembou, madagasukaruchougenbou
Japanese: マダガスカルチョウゲンボウ
Latin: Falco newtoni
Malagasy: Hitikitike, Hitsikitsike, roatelo
Dutch: Madagascartorenvalk, Madagaskartorenvalk
Norwegian: Madagaskarfalk, Newtonfalk
Polish: pustulka malgaska, pustułka malgaska
Russian: Мадагаскарская пустельга
Slovak: sokol červenochrbtý, sokol hrdzavochrbtý
Slovenian: Newtonova postovka
Swedish: Madagaskartornfalk
Chinese: 马岛隼


Falco newtoni
Falco newtoni aldabranus
Falco newtoni newtoni

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