Male and female on an Eucaliptus.
Imperial County, California, US
Sitting on the ramp from Highway 637 to Highway 69 North to Sudbury. Bright orange back with blue wings.
Small falcon, distinct mustache. Vocalized with a killy killy killy.
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...