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Keywords:American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, raptor, falcon, bird of prey, wildlife photograph, avian, wildlife, predator.
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American-Kestrel-eating-worm-image

American-Kestrel-eating-worm-image

Photograph of an American Kestrel eating a worm after a rain storm.
American Kestrels, Falco sparverius, are the smallest falcons in North America. They are colorful and are unusual among raptors in demonstrating distinct sexual dimorphism. They are found in a variety of habit and are frequently seen perch hunting or hovering. They feed on a variety of prey including insects, small mammals and small birds.