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American Kestrel  American Kestrel,Falco sparverius Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

American Kestrel

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  1. Clean shot, Rickey! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Posted one year ago
  2. Undercarriage in perfect position. Fantastic capture Rickey Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Posted one year ago

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The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar in plumage to adults.

Similar species: Falcons And Caracaras
Species identified by Rickey Shive
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Uploaded Jun 1, 2021.