Observations on development, nesting chronology, and clutch and brood size in the Australian Kestrel Falco cenchroides

Penny Olsen, Jerry Olsen

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Abstract

The nesting chronology of three captive and two wild pairs of Australian kestrels and the development of nine captive-bred and five wild-bred nestlings are presented. Clutch and brood sizes and dates when eggs and young were found in nests, collected from a number of sources, are discussed. Breeding biology was similar to that of other species of kestrel. Wing length of nestlings gave the best estimate of age up to about 6 weeks, and the pulling of a rectrix was found to have potential as a method of sexing nestlings and first-year birds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Wildlife Research
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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