The American Kestrel is the most common falcon in North America and also the most colorful. It is found from Alaska all the way to just below the southern most tip of South America in Tierra del Fuego.
Unlike the larger falcons, the American Kestral "Sparrow Hawk" has adapted well to humans and nests even in our largest cities, where it preys chiefly on House Sparrows. In the wilderness and countryside it feeds mostly on insects, small birds, and rodents. Unlike other falcons, it captures its prey on the ground rather than in midair.
The female does most of the incubating and is fed by the male. The male calls as he nears the nest with food; the female flies to him, receives the food, and returns to the nest. After the eggs hatch, the male continues to provide most of the food. The young stay with the adults for a time after fledging, and it is rather common to see family parties in late summer.
~ Falco sparverius ~
Average Lifesize Bird:
Length 8 1/2" Wingspan 21"
This sculpture is in full flight with one piece wings and tail. It is skillfully crafted from aluminum and painted to give the illusion of feathers. It is adorned with highly detailed feet and is captured in the lifelike pose of hovering above its prey. It is made to be suspended as if in flight and adds color and life to any indoor space.
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