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American Kestrel "Sparrow Hawk" - Falco sparverius

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*Sorry about the poor quality photo, but it's the only one we have of a Kestrel.

Size: 9-12"

Rusty tail and back. Adult males have slate-blue wings. The wings of the female are rusty like the back. Both have 2 black stripes on the face.

Voice: "killy-killy-killy"

Range: From Alaska and the southern two-thirds of Canada to South America. Winters north to southern Canada.

This bird was in a tree across the street scoping out the fields for lunch. American Kestrel's love to dine on House Sparrows and, like everyone else, we certainly have plenty of them around to keep the Kestrel very well fed indeed.

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