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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
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2017. Captured Mar 11, 2017 17:26 in Eagle Roost, Lakeland, FL 33812, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO160
  • 300mm