The life of the Lesser Kestrels in Levka

The Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni, Fleischer, 1818) is a small falcon, useful in assisting humans in fighting pests in agricultural territories. Once considered to be one of the most numerous birds of prey in Europe, today, as a result of the intensification of agriculture, the abandonment of agricultural land, the loss of nesting sites, and the intensive application of pesticides, its future is uncertain. The Lesser Kestrel is strongly attached to the agri-ecological landscape, and is mainly insectivorous, opportunist, capable of using a wide range of prey both on the ground and in the air. Watch the video and find out more on the life of the Lesser Kestrels in the Sakar village of Levka, the so-called “helpers in the field”.