Lesser Kestrel

"Lesser Kestrel" 100% preshrunk cotton. Silk screened & hand painted T shirt. Available in ash & white. Child 6/8 white, 10/12 ash & Carolina blue, 14/16 I have one in Carolina blue, Adult sizes; small, medium, large, x large, 2 x large & 3 x large. I have the silk screen for this design so this t- shirt can be special ordered, if what you want is not listed in stock.

I wanted a bird that would in nature rest in a Ficus tree. I have a Ficus tree in my house and finally had to photograph it to get the braided trunk correct in my drawing. I thought the American kestrel was actually a prettier bird but luckily it is not endangered, so I chose the Lesser kestrel native to Europe. It is a small bird of prey 11-13 inches in length with a 25-28” wing span. This species breeds from the Mediterranean across Afghanistan and Central Asia, to China and Mongolia. It is a summer migrant, wintering in Africa and Pakistan and sometimes even to India and Iraq. It's numbers are declining in its European range. Wikipedia was used as a reference and I used a direct quote of the Lesser Kestrel's migration.