|Species:|| Falco tinnunculus|
It resembles a sparrowhawk in flight, because of its small dimensions and long tail. Although, the kestrel has narrow, pointed wings, while the sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings. The female kestrel is all brown mottled with darker brown and black and has black moustache, tailtip and wingtips, while the male has red-brown upperparts and wings (with black wingtips), gray head with black moustache, gray tail with black tailtip, creamy underparts mottled with brown.
The eurasian kestrel doesn't make a nest (it lays eggs in abandoned nests) and eats mainly small rodents (mice and voles) and lizards. It sometimes catches birds.