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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Description:

Small North American falcon.

Habitat:

Varied; includes meadows, open forest, and urban areas.

Notes:

Male fledgling. Transported this bird to the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia after he was injured falling from his nest atop a building. He was later successfully released into the wild.

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Hello ZekiB and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
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Weston, West Virginia, USA

Lat: 39.04, Long: -80.47

Spotted on Jun 8, 2016
Submitted on Feb 6, 2017

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