Increasing Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) populations in Morocco

Cherkaoui, I., Bouajaja, A. & Hanane, S. 2013. Evidence of increasing Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni populations in Morocco (North Africa): a confirmation of “Least Concern” conservation status. Bird Study 60: 423-427.

The number of Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding pairs in Morocco has varied significantly and positively over thirteen years (1998–2010), between six colonies and over the 13-year period at each colony. The mean growth rate was λ = 1.13 ± 0.02. This positive trend is consistent with the current Least Concern conservation status of the species in the IUCN Red List.

Male and female Lesser Kestrels (Falco naumanni)
Male and female Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni (public domain, Wikipadia)

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