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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Description:

The American Kestrel is a falcon with a rusty brown back and tail. A white breast with dark spots. Double black vertical lines on white face. Blue gray wings. The female is similar but slightly larger.

Habitat:

This American Kestrel falcon was spotted at the Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. According to one of the rangers, it is a year-round resident (there are a pair of them). I really enjoyed watching it hover before diving.

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4 Comments

Nayeli
Nayeli 7 years ago

Cute!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

very nice :)

mary.gallo.m
mary.gallo.m 7 years ago

Thanks. I think so too. I really enjoy watching it.

Beautiful bird !

mary.gallo.m
Spotted by
mary.gallo.m

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2014
Submitted on Jan 7, 2014

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