American Kestrel Facts   

  • Name:
    Cernícalo , Halconcito Colorado / American Krestel
  • Scientific Name:
    Falco Sparverius
  • Family:
    Falconidae
  • Size:
    25- 29 cm (10,9 - 12,6 in)
 

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.

Observations:

Sexual dimorphism, the Female is paler in color and smaller in size than the male.

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