Noravank IBA

This Important Bird Area (IBA), set among breathtaking scenery, is an important biodiversity hotspot with open woodlands, steep vertical hillsides, caverns and abundant rocky outcrops.

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Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni

Length: 29-32 cm, Wing Span: 58-72 cm

General description: Male has blue-gray head, white claws, slightly longer central tail feathers and reddish-brown back without spots. Female is red-brown with dark spots and streaks above.

Abundance and habitat: Uncommon species of breeding migratory birds. Occurs in open semideserts and mountain steppes. Nests in colonies or in pairs usually under roofs, seldom on cliffs.

Food: Invertebrates and small vertebrates.

Status: Listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Armenia as “vulnerable species”. Protected by the RA law on fauna. 

 

Links

Wiki:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_kestrel

BirdLife:   http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3589

Birdpedia:   http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000003841

Red Data Book of Armenia:  http://www.mnp.am/red_book_fauna/arm/a264.html


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    Working period/season Year around

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    How to reach From the M2 highway, turn south toward Noravank Monastery and drive 4 km. Look for the IBA sign on the right.

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