Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)                                                   Beautiful

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats.

Kestrel - great detail for this type of bird painted on a rock. I love that shade of blue.

Portrait of a Kestrel, one of my new favorite birds. Hope to paint one!

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue, Photo by Scott Butner One of my all time favorite birds.

(B)irds@RfeedR / Kestrel Raptor...we have a lovely species in Central North Carolina.

we have a lovely species in Central North Carolina. They look like they have cried off their mascara!

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - Pixdaus

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - Pixdaus - pine needles under bird

American Kestrel

American Kestrel a. Sparrow Hawk - small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas

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