American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

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The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. It has about a two to one range in size over subspecies and sex, varying in size from about the weight of a blue jay to a mourning dove. It also ranges to South America, and is a well established species that has evolved seventeen subspecies adapted to different environments and habitats throughout the Americas. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size...

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  1. (c) Steven Mlodinow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6401084
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falco_sparverius

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