Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) - HBW 2, p. 260
French: Crécerelle de Maurice
Spanish: Cernícalo de la Mauricio
Taxonomy: Falco punctatus Temminck, 1821, Mauritius.
Considered closest to F. newtoni and F. araea in the F. tinnunculus species group. Probably also close to endemic kestrel species of Reunion, extinct since 17th century, but known from bones and some anecdotal accounts. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mauritius I, SW Indian Ocean.
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Adult guarding a nest
Dubi Shapiro 23 December 2010 1 year ago 4.6
A bird perched.
Locality Paignton Zoo, Paignton, Devon, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 February 1993 41 weeks ago 3
Locality Chester Zoo, Cheshire, England, Great Britain
Jonathan Beilby 1 January 2008 3 years ago 3
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