Falco naumanni

Falco naumanni (Lesser kestrel)

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Family: Falconidae, Species: Falco naumanni

Common Name: Lesser Kestrel

Description: Kestral’s pass through Bahrain on migration in the spring. Many are cuaght and sold in bird souks putting the species under threat. They occasionally breed in Bahrain. The Lesser Kestral is a relatively small bird of prey, buts its beak is perfectly designed for tearing apart its prey and its eyes are able to detect tiny prey from several hundred meters away.

Information Source: Bahrain First National Report to the CBD (2006); Birds of Dilmun (2014); A Visitor’s Guide to Bahrain Birds (1998).