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St. John USVI Fauna: American Kestral

St John Virgin Islands Fauna:American Kestral

(Falco sparverius)

The American Kestral, also known as a sparrow hawk or killy killy is a relatively small raptor whose habitat ranges from as far north as Alaska south to the islands of the Caribbean. They grow to about 12 inches in length and feed on lizzards, insects, small birds and rodents.