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A male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). Did you know that American Kestrels are one of the few raptors that display sexual dimorphism in their plumage? That means you can tell the gender of an American Kestrel just by looking at its feathers!


cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk  native to the North American  continent and found from Southern Canada  to Northern Mexico . As in many birds of prey , the male is smaller than the female.


Male Sparrowhawk very common where I live. In fact my uncle had to move his bird table as his resident Sparrowhawk was taking advantage of the little hungry birds who were more interested in the seeds and nuts and not the predators watching from the treetops!!


closeup of an adult male peregrine falcon, photo by John Hyde. The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head.