Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus
Grey Kestrel, Kalakpa, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Kalakpa and Brenu-Akyinim, Ghana
May 2011

The Grey Kestrel is distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara to Angola in the south and Ethiopia in the east. It is found in open savannah, wooded grassland and cleared forest areas where it hunts mainly for insects and lizards. It often perches in the open as in photo 1.

Grey Kestrel, Brenu-Akyinim, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image It is an all-grey falcon with a relatively large head and bill and shortish, pointed wings. The tail is faintly barred.

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