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The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

The American Kestrel, 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

Falcon Suzanne -- I would see 10 or more of these, what I called a sparrow hawk, on my drives back and forth between Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sometimes they would be right next to the highway in the median, or in a tree close to the fence line, or on the fence. Twice I saw two on a fence only about four feet apart. The breast was more cream than this, but flying down the hey at 75 mph - who knows. But I loved their stoic beauty.