American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Length 8.7-12.2 in (22.0-31.0 cm)
Wingspan 1.7-2.0 ft (51.0-61.0 cm)
Weight M: 2.8-5.0 oz (80-143 g), F: 3.0-5.8 oz (84-165 g)
Clutch Size 4-6
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The American Kestrel is the most common falcon in North America and it is also the smallest falcon. Besides being widespread in North America in is found throughout much of South America. The sexes are dimorphic. One of the differences is the male wing feathers are a blue grey while the females are rufous. Kestrels eat grasshoppers, dragonflies, lizards, mice, and voles. They also sometimes eat small birds.

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