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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Description:

smallest falcon in N. America

Habitat:

desert, year round resident in Colombia

Notes:

I spotted this bird while walking along the road in the Tatacoa desert. I think it must have been young because it let me approach fairly close before it flew away to another cactus. I followed it and we went through this routine a few times before I was happy with my pics.

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American Kestrel
Falco sparverius


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7 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thank you Antonio, gatorfellows for the map and Env for the info. It all makes sense now.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

Here is a reference with several photos and a range map for you to confirm: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/ameri...

Beaautiful capture Dan,great place,congrats and thanks for sharing

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Luis and Christy and Cody for the ID.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Nice series, Dan!! Looks like an American Kestrel female...they are year-round residents in Columbia, I think.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Nice series Dan, I like the third one best and the colour of the sky.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Huila, Colombia

Lat: 3.04, Long: -75.22

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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