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Nature & Travel Photo of the Day, American Kestrel – 4/3/13

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

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Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/250 Second

The American Kestrel is a small falcon about 9.25 to 10.5 inches long.  A unique trait of the American Kestrel is its ability to hover by rapidly beating its wings.  The Kestrel uses this hovering activity to scan the area for prey.

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