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Mauritius Kestrel.

Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) is a bird of prey from the family Falconidae endemic to the forests of Mauritius, where it is restricted to the southwestern plateau's forests, cliffs, and ravines. It is the most distinct of the Indian Ocean kestrels.

The Mauritius Kestrel was once regarded as the world’s rarest bird; by 1974 only four individuals were known to exist in the wild. This raptor was probably once common across Mauritius from sea level to the highest upland forest.

The Mauritius Kestrel was once regarded as the world’s rarest bird; by 1974 only four individuals were known to exist in the wild. This raptor was probably once common across Mauritius from sea level to the highest upland forest.

The Mauritius Kestrel falcon once numbered only a total of 4 birds in 1974, making it the world's rarest bird at the time. Rescue efforts have revived the Kestrel population to several hundred and they are no longer on the critically endangered list, although it is still monitored. Different Kestrel groups live in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and N. America.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kestrel  http://www.durrell.org/library/animals/Mauritius-Kestrel2.jpg

Mauritius Kestral : This bird belongs to the Falcon Family and is found in Mauritius Islands in Indian Ocean. This bird was leading towards extinction, but fortunately there are now 800 mature birds of this specific kind due to human efforts.

Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) Adult male on branch near nest - ventral view.

Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) Adult male on branch near nest - ventral view.

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Mauritius Kestral : It belongs to the Falcon Family and inhabitant of Mauritius Islands in Indian Ocean

El cernícalo de la Mauricio (Falco punctatus) es una especie de ave falconiforme de la familia Falconidae endémica de la isla de Mauricio. Probablemente llegó a Mauricio donde evolucionó en especie distinta durante el Gelasiense (Plioceno Tardío ). Es la especie más diferenciada entre las especies vivientes de cernícalos del Océano Índico. No se conocen subespecies.

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Mauritius kestrel - View amazing Mauritius kestrel photos - Falco punctatus - on Arkive

Mauritius kestrel in nest box

Mauritius kestrel in nest box - View amazing Mauritius kestrel photos - Falco punctatus - on Arkive

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Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) Adult guarding a nest

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