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Kestrels belong to the Raptor family (Falconidae) with Falcons, Gyrfalcons, Hobbies, Merlins, and Caracaras.

Information listed here describes classification, size and appearance, diet and hunting, nesting, mating, locations, habitat, social structure, threats, status, and conservation.
  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

    From Carolina Raptor Center, provides pictures, taxonomy, size, etymology, coloration, sounds, habitat, range, nesting, and food.

  • Animal Diversity: American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

    Lists range and habitat, photographs, physical features, laying dates by location, pair bonds, seasonal diet, use of nesting boxes, and discussion of names.

  • American Kestrel

    Contains description, breeding range, other name, diet, incubation, and nesting information.

  • Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

    Presents classification, migration and wintering, hunting areas, appearance of adults and hatchlings, mating and parenting, lifespan, home ranges, communication, and diet.

  • Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

    Offers taxonomic table, size and appearance, breeding and nestlings, social behavior, nesting range and habitat, diet, threats, and protection. From University of Michigan ADW.

  • Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) describes taxonomy, IUCN status, related species, physical description, life cycle, diet, hunting, and breeding. Includes photos, videos, and glossary.

  • Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus)

    Animal Diversity explains habitat introduction and adaptation, dimorphism, reproductive features, social behavior, diet, population history, and threats.

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