Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

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Common name: Common Kestrel

Scientific name: Falco tinnunculus

Accession number: 194

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The Kestrel, when searching for food, is easily distinguishable by its habit of hovering over the fields, a habit which, although sometimes observed in other species, is in it so remarkable as to attract the notice of the least observant"

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