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Nankeen Kestrel

Mardiyet hunt a variety of prey including mice and lizards living in urban areas.

Birds of Prey Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Mardiyet

Scientific Name: Falco cenchroides

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss and potentially rodenticides

Will they visit?: Nankeen Kestrels have adapted well to urban and agricultural areas

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young

Diet: Mammals, birds, fish and insects

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Birds of prey help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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