Common krestel - Spain

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Issue date: 1/04/2008
Denomination: €0.31
The common krestel or Falco tinnunculus is a diurnal bird of the smaller prey species measuring 31-39 cm from head to tail with a wingspan of 80cm. This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Eurasia, Africa and all over the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands. This bird's plumage is mainly brown with dark spots with the male having a blue-grey head and tail.

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