American Kestrels are the smallest and most common falcon in North America. Learn about them here: SMALL FALCONS. The Red-tailed hawk is the most widespread hawk in North America. This one pictured is a juvenile. I’ve discussed them here: YOUNG RAPTORS and RED-TAILED HAWK. I watched these bird of prey at Garland Prairie in northern Arizona.
The American Kestrel is a falcon, also been known as a sparrow hawk because of its small size. They are the smallest and most common falcon in North America. They are around nine inches tall with a wingspan of 22 inches. Their most distinguishing feature is two narrow, vertical black facial markings on each side… Read More SMALL FALCONS