rufous wings with darker primaries; facial stripe (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Nankeen Kestrel
Falco cenchroides

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: Australia's ecological and phenotypic counterpart of North America's American Kestrel and Eurasia's Common Kestrel.

fluffy white leggings; yellow legs and feet (Australia; 2006-06-20)
taking flight; note the long pointed wings (Australia; 2006-06-20)

dorsal view; rufous tail with black and white at tip (Australia; 2006-06-20)