Top 10 Most Beautiful and Colorful Birds In The World American Kestrel – Top 10 Marvels

Top 10 Most Beautiful and Colorful Birds In The World American Kestrel – Top 10 Marvels

A Merlin (Falco columbarius) Another very small Falcon common in mountainous areas in Europe.

A Merlin (Falco columbarius) Another very small Falcon common in mountainous areas in Europe.

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

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

The 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. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America.  Sources and Credits (c) Blake Matheson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/34328261@N02/3213612671

The 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. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. Sources and Credits (c) Blake Matheson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/34328261@N02/3213612671

MERLIN. A speedy small falcon, similar in shape to the peregrine but only two thirds the size. Mainly breeds in the uplands of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England, although small numbers also nest in the SW of England.In general Merlins are ground nesting birds; however, they will use the abandoned nests of other birds of prey. Even though the population is rising slowly the Merlin still remains a rare and elusive bird.

MERLIN. A speedy small falcon, similar in shape to the peregrine but only two thirds the size. Mainly breeds in the uplands of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England, although small numbers also nest in the SW of England.In general Merlins are ground nesting birds; however, they will use the abandoned nests of other birds of prey. Even though the population is rising slowly the Merlin still remains a rare and elusive bird.

African Pygmy Falcon by Andrew Skelton Photography http://andrewskelton.net.

African Pygmy Falcon by Andrew Skelton Photography http://andrewskelton.net.

The North Face Men's Thermoball Full Zip Jacket (Small, Falcon Brown)

The North Face Men's Thermoball Full Zip Jacket (Small, Falcon Brown)

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