Etosha National Park, Namibia - October 2016
In a frenetic "rush" to get out of the Etosha national park, before the closing permitted hour, I only had 30 minutes to do 40 Kms on clay road...when suddenly I glimpse this beautiful specimen on top of a tree near to the road!
Regardless the time, I put my feet on the brakes, waited the dust to dissipate and took this photograph, and a few moments after I 'flew away' to the gate! Fortunately I got there on time!!
This is a rock kestrel (Falco rupicolus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family.
The Rock Kestrel is monogamous unless its mate dies. In the event of a partner dying, he will seek out a new mate.