Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Animals in our sanctuary
Neglec is one of the many birds of prey that are kept by private individuals in a much too small aviary or even tied up. Due to circumstances they are ceded or abandoned. Neglec was brought into a reception center and can now enjoy a new life in De Zonnegloed.
Tim was a badly wounded wild bird with several fractures that was brought to the VOC in Ostend. After rehabilitation it turned out that he had not recovered sufficiently to be released back into the wild. Together with another kestrel he was taken in by De Zonnegloed.
Tinny was a badly wounded wild bird with several fractures that was brought to the VOC in Ostend. After rehabilitation it turned out that she had not recovered sufficiently to be released back into the wild. Together with another kestrel she was taken in by De Zonnegloed.
Negan was brought in by the VOC of Ostend. The animal could no longer fly and turned out to be tame. Because of this he couldn't be released into the wild and he found a new home in De Zonnegloed.
- 34 - 39 cm
- Wormen, insecten, hagedissen, muizen, ratten en vogels
- 0.1 - 0.3 kg
- 15 jaar/ans/years
- Minste zorg
- Europa, Azië en Afrika
Where does he feel most at home?
The kestrel lives in the half-open landscapes of Europe and Asia. Kestrels are partly resident birds and partly migratory birds. A small part of the population, mainly young birds, roams in the fall. Some birds even end up in the south of Africa.
What's his favourite food?
They like to eat worms, insects, lizards, small rodents and birds.
The kestrel can hang silent in the air for a few minutes, searching for preys such as mice and large insects. That is called ‘praying’. When he sees his chance, he’ll throw himself on its prey.Adopt this Kestrel