Photo gallery of falcons and eagles

A male American Kestrel pauses in the Santa Cruz Flats, in Pinal County, Arizona, a place where many raptor species winter.

At only 10.5 inches long, American Kestrel is North America’s smallest bird of prey. It can become prey for larger birds, as well as rat snakes, corn snakes, and even fire ants.

Photo by spiecks

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