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The Kestrel Hawk

The Kestrel Hawk Birds
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Stock #: 288691
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1910 Aug-17
PM City: Aberdeen
PM State: SD
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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A handsome bird with yellow legs, a brown back, a spotted breast and a rounded tail. It is also called the Windhover on account of its stationary hovering flight. It is a bird of prey feeding on rats, mice, voles, frogs and shrews, searching the ground for them while hovering at a height of forty to fifty feet. It often uses the old nest of a magpie or crow, and lays from four to six buff-white eggs very thickly mottled with reddish-brown splashes

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