JeffWendorff's bird photography portfolio of the American Kestrel, Falco sparverius.

The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring.


The American Kestrel is one the many species that we may photograph on wildlife photography workshops. You can learn more about my workshops online at www.wildlifeworkshops.com.
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