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Sonoran Desert Birds



American kestral (male) - (Falco sparverius)

 American kestral (male)

 American kestral (male)

Size: 9 inches
Overall Color: brown/gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: any small animals
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: two black sideburns, bluish-gray wings, hooked beak
Season: year-round

American kestral (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae (true falcons)
Genus: Falco
species: sparverius

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