American Kestrel belongs to the Falconidae family. This species is a etite falcon roughly the same size as Mourning Dove, but with a larger head and wider tail. In flight, you can see long, narrow wings and square-tipped tail. It is often seen perched on telephone wires, along roadsides, in open country with short vegetation and few trees.
From a perch or hovering, tIt usually drops to the ground to snatch small mammals and insects. The American Kestrel nests in cavities. his species widespreads across the Americas. You can enjoy it on Manu National Park tours.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo