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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Description:

The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 centimeters (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar in plumage to adults.

Habitat:

This Kestrel was on a power line in an open field just outside of Bartlesville, OK, USA.

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KimLomman
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KimLomman

Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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