Photo: American kestrel knows things that we don't

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The gorgeous and noble American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is sometimes called a sparrow hawk, but is really a small falcon – and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America ... and if the gaze revealed in this striking photo by Christina Anne M is any indication, it's one wise bird!

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