Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Some people still call a favorite little raptor of mine “sparrow hawk”. And for many years I did as well. And though to the untrained eye she appears to be every bit a hawk that shares traits common to the group, the pint-sized bird-of-prey is not a hawk at all. In fact, the sparrow hawk is a falcon: the American kestrel.
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