English: Common Kestrel, Eurasian
Russian: Обыкновенная пустельга
French: Faucon crecerelle
Mongolian: Начин шонхор
Japanese: チョウゲンボウ (Chogenbo)
Body Length: 27-35 cm
Wing span: 57-79 cm
Breeding season: May-September
Egg number: 4-5 (occasionally 8-9)
Egg colour: White or yellowish buff with
reddish brown blotches.
Brood: 1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least Concern
Food: Small voles, grasshoppers, crickets,
and young fledglings of passerines.
Habitat: Nests in crevices, holes, and narrow
channels of rocks, cliffs, boulders and man-made substrates such as cattle
shelters, abandoned buildings and the nests of other birds such as Carrion
Crow, Black-billed Magpie, rarely Northern Raven and Black Kite. On Migration,
it occur in all habitats of Khustai National Park.