Wild Birds

Spotted Kestrels

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The Spotted Kestrels (Falco moluccensis) is also known as the Moluccan Kestrel.


Distribution and habitat

Spread throughout Australasia, Indomalaya, and most of Wallacea, the Spotted Kestrel inhabits grasslands with scattered trees, lightly wooded cultivation, and the edges of primary and tall secondary forests.

Along logging roads, it occasionally penetrates forests and sometimes inhabits clearings within forested areas. It has also been known to live in areas of human habitation.



The Spotted Kestrel feeds primarily on small mammals, birds, lizards, and insects.


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