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American Kestel on the "Stump" Very amenable little falcon perching fairly close by on the Llanos American Kestrel,Falco sparverius,Hato Pinero,Los Llanos Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

American Kestel on the "Stump"

Very amenable little falcon perching fairly close by on the Llanos

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  1. I love American Kestrels. They are so adorable. A local nature center that I visit has one that they rescued. They rescued him from someone who had captured one and kept him as a pet! The poor bird, named Bob, had imprinted on humans and couldn't be released into the wild. They keep him in a large, outdoor enclosure and use him for educational purposes. Posted one month ago
    1. Yes they are lovely colourful birds; we don't have many raptors here but we do have a kestrel, albeit slightly larger than the American Kestrel. I always think it's so sad that people try to keep wild animals as pets - there seem to be many more people keeping exotic animals in this country now - At least "Bob" has a s good a home as is possible now. Posted one month 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
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Uploaded Feb 13, 2020. Captured Aug 8, 2015 13:09.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO1250
  • 200mm