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An American Kestrel ~ Bird of Prey. One of The Smallest Falcons in The World.

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One of my favorite birds, isn't he gorgeous?  The smallest of the birds of prey, the American Kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), 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.

Torenvalk or Common Kestrel - The Common Kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Exhibit A. [internal dialogue] Well, that just looks stupid. AS IF there's a royal-blue-and-orange raptor. This looks quite a lot like a Peregrine falcon. I wonder if the original picture will be easy to find... [searching] Dum-de-dum-de-dum... Ha! Got it! Next slide, please.

Exhibit A. [internal dialogue] Well, that just looks stupid. AS IF there's a royal-blue-and-orange raptor. This looks quite a lot like a Peregrine falcon. I wonder if the original picture will be easy to find. Got it

# 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.

The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, & the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, & is found in a wide variety of habitats.

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"The truth is that each living spirit we encounter is a depth to gently swim in, a miracle that can quench our thirst." Mark Nepo, American Kestrel by David and Carol Kelly~~

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) male   Saw one of these in our yard this week. Amazingly beautiful falcon!

A male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). Did you know that American Kestrels are one of the few raptors that display sexual dimorphism in their plumage? That means you can tell the gender of an American Kestrel just by looking at its feathers!

CAPTIVE Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus The Raptor Foundation, Cambs, UK. Kestrels are the only bird of prey that can hover for a substantial amount of time. Kestrels can see in UV and they use th...

CAPTIVE Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus The Raptor Foundation, Cambs, UK. Kestrels are the only bird of prey that can hover for a substantial amount of time. Kestrels can see in UV and they use th.

American Kestrels are faced with a lack of suitable nesting cavities. You can help them out by building this nest box

Housing for Kestrels - American Kestrels are faced with a lack of suitable nesting cavities. You can help them out by building this nest box, which is ideal for kestrels.

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