Bluish gray, reddish chest and small
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.
Remains of a kestrel identified on C Street near intersection with Alhambra Blvd. Unusual to see a dead kestrel on the roadway. Uncertain if it was a roadkill or there was another other cause of death. Kestrels are known to nest nearby on the American River Parkway at Sutter's Landing Park.
American Kestrel (Cuban) (F. s. sparveroides), male white morph. Soplillar, Playa Larga , Matanzas, Cuba.
Perching on a pine tree beside a busy road. Seems to be relatively common; I've seen them perching on electrical wires more than once).
The 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. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar...