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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of Kestrels

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There is only one species of the kestrel, that is native to the North American Continent and the Caribbean Islands, that being the American Kestrel. There is a race of the American Kestrel living in Cuba. This certain race stand out on its own, for the fact that it is a much whiter bird in appearance, missing the dotted breaste.

Kestrels are the smallest falcons, seen in North America.Kestrels can be seen most times perched on utility poles or lines. They can be recognized by their hovering above the ground in farm fields, maintaining one position in the sky, as they search the grounds below for voles and other types of rodents. Not so long ago, the American Kestrel was known as the Sparrow Hawk and even today, is still remembered by this name by many.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds