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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.

The American Kestrel hunts by hovering.. more

Similar species: Falcons
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Uploaded May 11, 2014. Captured Mar 7, 2014 11:18 in 4901 Oren Brown Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746, USA.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/30s
  • ISO1100
  • 300mm