Jeju Gotjawal

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 황조롱이

by on Aug.11, 2010, under birds

Characteristics : The whole length of male is about 33㎝, which of female is about 38㎝. Wing’s width is narrow and wings are shorter than end of a tail when it sits. A tail’s color is gray and there is a black wide stripe on a end of a tail. Male : A head and a tail’s color is gray inclining to blue and the upper side of a back and wings have many black spots on a reddish brown ground. A breast and a belly have dark brown vertical stripes on a brown grown. Female : A head and a tail has the same reddish brown color as a back’s.

Ecology : Common Kestrel, one of rapacious birds which flies being a stop, preys on field mice, small reptiles and insects. It in common bird on a national scale. and it sometimes breeds at buildings and apartments.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan : It is a resident bird in Jeju. It having a hunt is sometimes observed a pasture in Camellia hill.


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