A valuable monograph on one of the commonest European birds of prey, about which surprisingly little is generally known. Dr. Village's book is an inviting combination of readability and scholarship that reflects his dedication and enthusiasm for Falco tinnunculus. The author studied the Kestrel for several years in the Scottish hill country and then in two areas of eastern England, but his book also incorporates much valuable observation and data from elsewhere in Europe. Illustrated by Keith Brockie, 24 x 16 cm, maps, diagrams, and drawings.