North America's Smallest Falcon

The American Kestrel is the smallest species of falcon in North America. The plumage of male and female American Kestrels differs significantly, which is unusual among birds of prey. Kestrels like to dine on insects, small rodents, and sometimes even other birds. One method they use for hunting is to hover into the wind and look down on the ground for available prey items.

Hovering American Kestrel

We have recently updated our Birdorable American Kestrel. In addition to the perched male and hunting male, we offer a perched female American Kestrel cartoon on apparel and gifts.

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Spurwing Plover on June 1, 2022 at 7:06 AM wrote:
I have seen them sitting on Fences and Telephone Wires they used to call them Sparrow Hawks

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