The female American Kestrel was photographed near the Milwaukee, Wisconsin General Mitchell International Airport

The female American Kestrel was photographed near the Milwaukee, Wisconsin General Mitchell International Airport

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The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon, the size of a Jay, with a rufous back and tail, and a black and white face with a double mustache. It has dark brown barring on the back, long pointed wings, and a long tail. It has a range of most of North and South America. It has a range of open country, farmland, cities, wood edges, dead trees, and wires. The diet is mostly large insects, and some small mammals, rodents, birds, and reptiles. It is commonly seen perched on roadside wires.

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