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American Kestrel

An American Kestrel - aka Sparrow hawk - but they are falcons, not hawks. The only kestrel found in the Americas.

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.

American Kestrel #9 Date: 1996 Location: Alamogordo NM

American Kestrel a. Sparrow Hawk - small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas

Kestrel/ Torenvalk...not an owl, but it is another raptor, and I can't resist the colours.

Kestrel/ Torenvalk by Johan van Gool on - beautiful bird, but love the color combination

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American Kestrel, one of the smallest and most beautiful falcons in the world, birds of prey, I hear their calls on summer days. Some refer to it as a Sparrow Hawk, but it is a falcon.

American Kestrel

The American Kestrel, Falco Sparverius, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon and is the only kestrel found in the Americas - photo by Bob Jensen

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© Michael Hogan, New Jersey, February American Kestrel/North America's littlest falcon

American kestrel (Falco sparverius)

The colorful American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), North America's smallest species of falcon.

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