|The American Kestrel lives in open
as grasslands and deserts. It eats mainly insects which it typically
hunts in the morning and evening hours. They live in cavities instead of
nests using holes in trees and saguaros for a home.
The American Kestrel is the
smallest falcon in the US and has a wingspan of less than 2 feet
Females lay one clutch of 4-5 eggs per year. Once they
hatch, both parents share duties in raising and feeding the chicks,
which typically leave the nest (fledge) after 30 days.