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American Kestrel ~ Portrait

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Kimberly Chadwick

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Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ
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American Kestrel

One of the most colorful of the world’s raptor, is a diminutive falcon of open habitats. Kestrels nest in
cavities excavated by woodpeckers, particularly Northern Flickers, but they also accept artificial nest boxes.
They breed most readily in open habitats with plentiful hunting perches. Like shrikes they too are expert mousers, and they also take small birds,bats,insects,reptiles, and even fishon rare occasions.

They perch often on a wire ot fence post for long periods of time watching for prey. They are known to hover
over a spot that prey has been spotted before. Upon spotting prey, they swoop and pounce in one swift motion.
For reasons unknown, this species has suffered an decrease on numbers in the East.

VOICE a rapid series of high-pitched _kli_calls.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of kestrels are collectively known as a " flight", " hover", and “soar” of kestrels.
  • Nestlings squirt their feces onto the walls of the nest cavity. The feces dry on the cavity walls and stay

off the nestlings.

  • The American Kestrel is the most common falcon in North America.
  • The females arrive first on their winter range and establish their territories in the preferred open areas.

The males, arriving later are forced to use areas with more trees.

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