Species: Falco tinnunculus
English Name: Common Kestrel
Chinese Name: 紅隼
This medium-sized falcon has 27-35 cm length and wingspan 57-79 cm. The body is slim with a distinctive long tail and dark mustache streak. The plumage is chestnut brown with dark spots on the upperside and buff with narrow blackish streak on the underside. The male has a blueish-grey cap and tail. It is a common winter visitor in Macao.
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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.