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American kestrel

Falco sparverius


A small falcon; this one is a female.


This one was a wildlife rescue; they were sheltering her until her tail feathers came back in. I believe she came from the Willamette Valley of Oregon.


Despite being a wild bird only temporarily in a shelter, this bird was remarkably quiet around people. It's not hard to see the potential relationship between falcons and people.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Great spotting. Beautiful bird.

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Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.14, Long: -124.12

Spotted on Feb 24, 2018
Submitted on Mar 7, 2018

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