Mauritius Kestrel

Falco punctatus

ML167414


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Jon Erickson
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1.5 km WNW of Black River Gorges National Park; Lower Gorges
Black River, Mauritius
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Latitude and Longitude -20.2239, 57.2452 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Unspecified

Comments

One kestrel is perched on the branch of a tree approx. 80 ft. west of nest site BU-1. A group of approx. 6-10 white-eyes are in a tree approx. 12 ft. from the kestrel moving rapidly within the branches and vocalizing. The second bird flies in from east to west carrying a lizard in its talons at approx. 4:42. It lands next to the first bird at approx. 5:01. The two birds vocalize with one another in close proximity and then the second bird relenquishes the lizard to the first bird. It then flies to branch approx. 4 ft. above the first bird. It perches there for several seconds before eventually flying away. Same subject as LNS 167408, 167409, 167411, and 167412. Habitat: Upland Forest.

Background Species

Mauritius Gray White-eye - Zosterops mauritianus

Technical Information

Recorder
MARANTZ PMD 661
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 20
Accessories
Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
12 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan
Digitized
12 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan
Edited
12 Mar 2012 by Jay McGowan

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