Literature Kestrel
[order] Falconiformes | [family]

Kestrel determination[order] Falconiformes | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco tinnunculus | [UK] Kestrel | [FR] Faucon crécerelle | [DE] Turmfalke | [ES] Cernícalo Vulgar | [IT] Gheppio comune | [NL] Torenvalk


Behaviour of female Eurasian Kestrels during laying: are there time constraints on incubation?
Author(s): Wiebe, K. L., Jönsson, K. I., Wiehn, J., Hakkarainen, H. & Korpimäki, E. 2000
Abstract: To investigate time, energy, and temperature constraints on hatching asynchrony in Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus), we observed females during the laying period and quantified the time spent hunting to see whether this might limir time spent in..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 77:1-9
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Sex and testosterone effects on growth, immunity and melanin coloration of nestling Eurasian kestrels
Abstract: Sex differences in testosterone levels and sex-biased sensitivity to testosterone are the basis of some ideas postulated to account for sex-linked environmental vulnerability during early life. However, sex variation in circulating testosterone level..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 76 (1), 201-209
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Paternity assurance in two species of colonially breeding
falcon: the kestrel Falco tinnunculus and the red-footed
falcon Falco vespertinus

Author(s): Rottraut Ille et al.
Abstract: Mate-guarding and frequent within-pair copulations are the two main paternity
guards of male birds. Some species of birds of prey depend on large foraging areas due to
the availability and dispersion of their food, and males supply their females wi..[more]..
Source: Etología, 10:11-15 (2002)
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Inter-sexual differences in the immune response of Eurasian kestrel nestlings under food shortage
Author(s): Juan A. Fargallo, Toni Laaksonen, Ville Poyri and Erkki Korpimaki
Abstract: When resources are limited, parents should decide the optimal number, size, and sex of progeny, and offspring should decide the optimal allocation of resources to different costly functions, such as growth and immunity. We manipulated clutch sizes of..[more]..
Source: Ecology Letters, (2002) 5: 95±101
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Influence of hatching order on growth rate and resting metabolism of kestrel nestlings
Author(s): Sylvie Massemin, Erkki Korpima¨ki, Ville Po¨yri and Thierry Zorn
Abstract: Hatching asynchrony in altricial birds may result in a competitive disadvantage for the youngest nestlings compared to older siblings. We studied the effects of a size hierarchy on the growth rate of Eurasian kestrels Falco tinnunculus chicks in nest..[more]..
Source: JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 33: 235-244, 2002
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Size-mediated dominance and begging behaviour in Eurasian kestrel broods
Author(s): Juan A. Fargallo, Toni Laaksonen, Erkki Korpimäki, Ville Pöyri, Simon C. Griffith and Jari Valkama
Abstract: Resource allocation from parents to their offspring can be modulated by inter-sexual size dimorphism. High dimorphism promotes differential costs in rearing male and female offspring and unequal competitive ability among siblings. We examined whether..[more]..
Source: Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2003, 5: 549-558
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Year- and sex-dependent effects of experimental brood sex ratio manipulation on fledging condition of Eurasian kestrels
Author(s): Laaksonen, T., Fargallo, J. A., Korpimäki, E., Lyytinen, S., Valkama, J. & Pöyri, V. 2004
Abstract: 1) Offspring sex ratio may be an unpredictable component of life history that might select for behavioural plasticity in parental care. If the parents do not have such plasticity and the two sexes of offspring differ in size, individuals in a brood o..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 342-352
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Intermittent Gliding in the Hunting Flight of the Kestrel, Falco Tinnunculus
Author(s): J. J. Videler, D. Weihs and S. Daan
Abstract: The hunting flight of the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) consists of short bouts of flight at wind speed against the wind with the eyes in a fixed position relative to the ground, and of short flights from one such position to the next. High speed films..[more]..
Source: J. exp. Biol. 102, 1-12, 1983
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First evidence of sex differences in the duration
of avian embryonic period: consequences for
sibling competition in sexually dimorphic birds

Author(s): Guillermo Blanco, Jesus Martýnez-Padilla, Jose´ A. Davila, David Serrano and Javier Vinuela
Abstract: Parental favoritism in birds would be enhanced if parents can control any egg feature influencing the ontogeny of the embryo during incubation. Egg size and composition may influence the duration of incubation and hatching periods, and eggs bearing e..[more]..
Source: Behavioral Ecology Vol. 14 No. 5: 702-706
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Between cohort variation in dispersal distance in the European Kestrel Falco tinnunculus as shown by ringing recoveries
Author(s): Adriaensen F., Verwimp N. & Dhondt A.A.
Abstract: Ringing recoveries of European Kestrels from north-western Europe have shown that a very low proportion of this population is migratory, and that even large-distance movements can be attributed mainly to dispersal movements of young birds. Several st..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 86 (2): 147-152
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Breeding biology and nest characteristics of the Eurasian Kestrel in different environments on an Atlantic island
Author(s): J. Carillo & E. González-Dávila
Abstract: We studied reproductive parameters, nest-site characteristics and breeding success of the
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus canariensis) on Tenerife Island, Canary Archipelago.
Kestrels typically breed in cliffs cavities (79.4%), and were present..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 82:55-62. 2005
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All of Falconidae

  1. American Kestrel
  2. Falco sparverius
  1. Amur Falcon
  2. Falco amurensis
  1. Barbary Falcon
  2. Falco pelegrinoides
  1. Eleonoras Falcon
  2. Falco eleonorae
  1. Gyrfalcon
  2. Falco rusticolus
  1. Hobby
  2. Falco subbuteo
  1. Kestrel
  2. Falco tinnunculus
  1. Lanner Falcon
  2. Falco biarmicus
  1. Lesser Kestrel
  2. Falco naumanni
  1. Merlin
  2. Falco columbarius
  1. Peregrine Falcon
  2. Falco peregrinus
  1. Red-footed Falcon
  2. Falco vespertinus
  1. Saker Falcon
  2. Falco cherrug
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