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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 kickin01
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Uploaded May 8, 2014. Captured May 2, 2014 10:03 in 1700-2494 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, USA.
  • f/6.7
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm