american kestrel

american kestrel facts

Name: Cernícalo, Halconcito Colorado / American Kestrel
Scientific Name: Falco Sparverius
Family: Falconidae
Order: n/a
Size: 25 – 29cm (10.9 – 12.6in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
From Tarapaca to Magallanes.

Residence:
Annual Resident.

Habitat:
Edges of forest, steppe and shrub zones with isolated trees.

Food Habits:
Carnivore (chicks or small birds, small lizards, scorpions and insects).

Reproduction:
They nest in tree cavities, cracks and edges on cliffs. They lay 3 to 5 eggs.

Observation:
Sexual dimorphism, the Female in paler color and smaller in size then the male.

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