American kestrel


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Synonyms for American kestrel

small North American falcon

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Lagopus) 115 30.1 11.4 American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 43 11.3 4.3 Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 26 6.8 2.6 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 15 3.9 1.5 Red-shouldered Hawk (B.
On San Clemente Island, American kestrels vigorously defend nesting territories against red-tailed hawks, often chasing intruders several hundred meters from the area (B.
She then describes the characteristics of six species of falcons from North America: the American Kestrel, Merlin, Aplomado Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, and Gyrfalcon.
For the study, 929 raptors of six species admitted to the center were used including Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio), Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), and Barred Owl (Strix varia).
Through the Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife Program Nest Box Project, which began in 1982, 205 nesting boxes are provided on post for western bluebirds, bats, purple martins, wood ducks, American kestrel and white-breasted nuthatch.
Species tested positive (%) seroconverted Swainson's hawk 28 8 (28.6) 5 Red-tailed hawk 13 4 (30.8) 2 Ferruginous hawk 1 1 (100.0) 0 American kestrel * 32 0 -- Peregrine falcon 2 1 (50.0) 1 Golden eagle 3 1 (33.3) 1 Great horned owl 23 4 (17.4) 3 Barn owl 24 0 -- Long-eared owl 5 0 -- Other species ([dagger]) 10 0 -- Total 141 19 (13.5) 12 No.
It is a habitat with a strong seasonality in the vegetative ground cover with relatively few retreats for small mammals, and it is the habitat of several resident avian predators (as burrowing owls, grey eagle-buzzards, red-backed buzzard, and American kestrel) and foxes.
The cast of creatures is quite diverse: anthropods: giant cockroach, Mexican orange-kneed tarantula; snakes: ball python, pueblan milk snake, Mexican milk snake, sinoloan milk snake, corn snake; turtles: eastern box turtle, ornate box turtle; amphibians: oriental fire-bellied toad, Marine toad; birds: yellow-headed Amazon parrot, roller pigeon, American kestrel (small falcon), Harris hawk; mammals: chinchilla, opossum, ferret, and many more.
Birds in the Adopt-a-Bird programme include the likes of Scarlet, a red-tailed hawk, and Jessie, an American kestrel (the smallest North American falcon) who fell out of his nest as a baby.
Mice and shrews are an important food source for birds such as the great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, and American kestrel.
Inside, a second ersatz ranger shows off a real American kestrel, or sparrow hawk, obtained from a rehabilitation center in the Coachella Valley.
Based on flight characteristics, the American kestrel (Falco sparverius) was the raptor species at most risk on Buffalo Ridge.
The American kestrel is the smallest hawk in North America.
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