American kestrel

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Noun1.American kestrel - small North American falconAmerican kestrel - small North American falcon    
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
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American Kestrel: Again, a name that you may not recognize.
Visitors also may spot some birds of prey, such as red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, American kestrel, and barred owl.
For example, Dawson and Bortolotti (1997) reported an American kestrel Falco sparverius incubating a bufflehead Bucephala albeola egg and four kestrel eggs (the bufflehead and two kestrel chicks fledged); Manlove (1998) found an Eastern screech-owl Megascops asio apparently evicting a nesting wood duck or Carolina duck Aix sponsa), laying on top of the covered duck eggs, and subsequently hatching at least one owlet and one duckling.
People get to the point they can go into a show and say: 'oh look, there is an American kestrel there.' But when they go next door they ask, 'what kind of bird is that?' It is an English kestrel."
Diet of American Kestrel (Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758) in two localities at the north ecuadorian interandean valley
The staff and youngsters met a white faced owl called Gizmo, a barn owl called Bubbles, Willow the European eagle owl, a little owl called Orville and an American kestrel called Peanut.
Blue, a western red-footed falcon, and Ruby, an American kestrel, arrived at the zoo recently and have started training to become new stars of our noon daily shows.
In New York only the Red-tailed Hawk and the American Kestrel are permitted for the apprentice because of their relative abundance.
The building was named after the American Kestrel, a small falcon often spotted in Prospect Park, which shares the colors of its feathers with the varied colors of the building's metal-clad facade.
Davis explores the world of the American Kestrel, from its hunting habits, to breeding, to habitat, and more.
Illustrated with breathtaking, full-color photography from cover to cover, American Kestrel: Pint-Sized Predator describes the natural history and life cycle of this beautiful and fierce natural predator.

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