This is only one species of kestrel in Australia.
The Nankeen Kestrel occurs throughout the continent although rarely in Tasmania.
Like most kestrels it prefers open country.
I have kept road injured kestrels and made many sketches whilst they recovered prior to release.
The setting for this picture is a part of the coast near where I live, and kestrels are always to be found. The cliff ledges, outcrops and caves provide shelter and nesting sites.