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Male American Kestrel

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Colouring Upper is rufous, with barring on the lower half, belly and flanks are white with black spotting. Blue-grey wings with black spots, undersides white with black barring. The tail is rufous, with a white or rufous tip and a black band.
Voice Repetative klee! or killy! calls
Feeds on Mostly insects and other invertebrates, as well as small rodents and birds
Flight Several rapid wing beats followed by a glide., Often hovers on rapidly beating wings
Nesting Hole / Hollow in Tree
Social Family Groups
Male American Kestrel
Page Last Updated 3/11/2020 8:20:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Falconiformes
Family Falconidae
Species Falco sparverius
Category Caracaras, Falcons
StdName American Kestrel
Vital Statistics
Length 8.7 to 12.2 ins
Weight 2.8 to 5.8 ozs
Wingspan 20.1 to 24.0 ins
Lifespan 0 to 0 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape Hooked
Tail Length Long
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States

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