Fox Kestrel Falco alopex
Fox Kestrel, Tonga Hills, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Tonga Hills, Ghana
June 2011

The Fox Kestrel is distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Equator. It is found mainly in dry savannah and desert where there are cliffs , gorges or rocky hills.

Fox Kestrel, Tonga Hills, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image We saw this bird perched on a rock in the distance when it suddenly flew off past us so there was just time for a distant flight shot. It is a foxy-rufous above and slightly paler below but the most significant feature is the relatively long tail for a kestrel.

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