The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) was originally known in North America as the “Sparrow Hawk”.
BobbyOct 11, 2021
The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America. The female ranges in length from 9-11 in (23-28 cm) with a wingspan of 21-24 in (53-61 cm) and weighs an average of 4.2 oz (120 g). The length of the male varies between 8-10 in (20-25 cm) with a wingspan ranging from 20-22 in (51-56 cm) and weighing an average of 3.9 oz (111 g).