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Rocky, an American kestrel who was an animal ambassador the past 15 years at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael, has died.
In that time, the records have helped to establish that bluebirds, for example, are now doing well after a period of decline, but that the American kestrel and northern flicker seem to be scarcer.
Raptors Are The Solution presented the Menlo Park City Council on Jan. 24 with a handcrafted redwood screech owl/kestrel box to commend the city for its environmental efforts, asking that it be deployed in an area with a one-mile poison-free radius.
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There are several birds of prey that are called kestrels. Kestrels are noted for hovering while hunting their prey of large insects, birds, and small mammals. Kestrels are mainly Old World birds, but one species, the American kestrel, often called sparrow hawk in the US, is common throughout North and South America. It is about 12 in (30 cm) long, white or yellowish below, and reddish brown and slate-gray above, with colorful markings on the head. The common kestrel of the Old World is larger and less colorful.
Origin and Etymology of kestrel
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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