Kestrel Feeding is a Dance Party

While of Kestrel feathers I know (well, really practical things like tensile strength of primaries), peculiarities of Kestrel behaviour I could not have known.

21 April 2008 at the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

As a “guest volunteer” at Rogers Wildlife, I had the opportunity to feed Kestrels (Falco sparverius). One greeted me ceremoniously by dancing upon my head before I could make it through the entrance even. The reward for such a display is a portion of beef heart.

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~ by finchwench on Sunday, 9 November 2008.

3 Responses to “Kestrel Feeding is a Dance Party”

  1. Can you tell me more about this facility?

  2. Hi, John. Rogers Wildlife is a wildlife rehabilitation center located outside of Dallas, TX. There is sufficient land for large outdoor aviaries, which serve as an intermediate step in the phased plan for release.

  3. […] Kip, the Copulating Kestrel The video of the Kestrel feeding ceremony included in a previous post provoked criticism from master falconers. Apparently, the consensus is that the […]

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