American Kestrel

Falco sparverius
American Kestrel specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident. Nests from late March to early August in cavities and trees. Found along roadsides, in wood margins, and in agricultural areas. The male has blue wings and one tail band, the female brown wings and several tail bands.

Specimen Information

The bird on the right is a male; the other two birds are females.