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 American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)




American Kestrel | Falco sparverius photo
American Kestrel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

American Kestrel | Falco sparverius photo
American Kestrel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

AMERICAN KESTREL FACTS

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Falconidae
Genus:Falco
Species:sparverius
Common Name:American Kestrel


Relatives in same Genus
  Aplomado Falcon (F. femoralis)
  Prairie Falcon (F. mexicanus)
  Peregrine Falcon (F. peregrinus)
  Eurasian Kestrel (F. tinnunculus)