Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)                                                   Beautiful

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

American Kestrel - photo by David Hemmings

The colorful American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), North America's smallest species of falcon.

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

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.

AMERICAN KESTREL....the smallest and most common falcon in North America....measures 8.7 to 12.2 inches long with a 20–24 inch wingspan....often used as a beginner's bird in falconry

AMERICAN KESTREL....the smallest and most common falcon in North America....measures 8.7 to 12.2 inches long with a 20–24 inch wingspan....often used as a beginner's bird in falconry

# The American Kestrel, 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.

American Kestrel, aka Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue, Photo by Scott Butner One of my all time favorite birds.

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