Lookout in the fields and you might see this colorful bird hovering like a hummer, and stalking small rodents, like mice. This male American kestrel has gorgeous feather colors that go so well with autumn leaves. Notice the caterpillar.
The American kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) population is directly affected by the number of voles, which are a huge part of their diet. They are also the most common and smallest falcon bird in all of North America. And they have amazing eyesight that allows them to hunt right up until dusk.
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