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American Kestrel

Falco Sparverius

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Physical Description

* Male weighs: 103-120g
  • Female weighs : 126-166g
  • Generally is 19-21 cm in length
  • average wingspan is 50-60cm
  • small hawk
  • smallest falcon
  • has a rusty tail and two vertical stripes in its face
  • short hooked bill

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Habitat

  • argicultural areas
  • grasslands
  • sagebrush
  • shrub-steppe
  • dry forest
  • found in clear-cut open land with perching spots

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum/Division:Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

Genus: Falco

Species:Falco Sparverius

Location

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Additional Information

  • Diet: large insects such as grasshoppers
  • small mammals
  • small birds
  • occasionally reptiles

References

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