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kestrel in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkestrelkes‧trel /ˈkestrəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBBa type of bird that is like a small falcon
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kestrelLater I trained a kestrel which I found much less inquisitive and more likely to come straight to me for the food.These values contrast with correlations between the barn owl and kestrel samples of r 0.189-0.355.The barn owl and kestrel samples examined here were drawn from widely different parts of their global range.Keep a look out too for buzzards soaring over the crags which surround you, and also for the odd kestrel.Meanwhile a pair of kestrels has produced four young in a disused ventilation pipe in a raw materials store.True to habit, the kestrel stood motionless, waiting to begin an afternoon of hunting at Hidden Waters Preserve.A more extreme development of this pattern is seen in the kestrel, peregrine and buzzard prey assemblages.Two kestrels hovered at the railway siding.