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Blane Klemek: Keeping an eye on the kestrels

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Some people still call a favorite little raptor of mine a "sparrow hawk." And for many years, I did as well.

And though to the untrained eye she appears to be every bit a hawk that shares traits common to the group, the pint-sized bird-of-prey is not a hawk at all. In fact, the sparrow hawk is a falcon: the American kestrel.


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