Falco sparverius

Amos came to the Nature Center in December 2015. A local falconer captured Amos as a juvenile in November 2014. At the time of capture Amos had pre-existing upper beak damage. The extent of the beak damage determined that he could not be released back to the wild. His beak has improved over the years, and he seems happy and healthy. 

  • Weight: 3-6 ounces   
  • Wingspan: 21-24 in  
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 2-7 years  
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 12 years  

Fascinating Facts: 

Also called the Sparrow Hawk the Kestrel Falcon is the smallest Falcon in North America. One of the few raptors that have feather color difference between males and females. Males have blue-hued wings, and the females have orange wings. Kestrels can hover like a helicopter when hunting for food.  



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