Female American Kestrel With Lizard
MANHATTAN — UPPER EAST SIDE
Images by BEN CACACE
The photo above shows the female after this lizard was delivered to her by the male kestrel. Over a period of a week or so I spotted the male bringing up to 4 lizards to her, all intact and not prepared as some of the prey birds are.
In all my years in the city I've yet to see a lizard on the streets or in the parks.
Here's a reference to regional lizards on the "Amphibians and Reptiles of Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan" website. The two lizards covered are: Italian Wall Lizard & Northern Fence Lizard.
The photo is not the best for identifying the lizard. Any tips on identifying these lizards in the scope would be helpful.