Male, feeding on a lizard (lizard tail still with reflections)

Male, feeding on a lizard (lizard tail still with reflections)
Species: American Kestrel   Falco sparverius
Subspecies: aequatorialis
Author: Paul Molina Abril
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Added to IBC: 11 Mar 2019 - 07:57
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Altitude (m): 
2757 meters


El falco atrapo una lagartiga (Stenocercus) de aproximadamente 35 cm, despues de ingerir la totalidad del cuerpo, continuo con la cola del herpeto, la cual tenia todavia reflejos que normalmente sirven para despistar al depredador.

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Paul Molina Abril, IBC1568188. Accessible at

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Paul Molina Abril, IBC1568188. Video of American Kestrel Falco sparverius at El Tablón, Ecuador. Accessible at

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