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Southeastern American Kestrel
    This is North America’s smallest falcon. Males have slate-blue wings and a rufous orange tail with a single black band, whereas females are reddish brown and heavily barred throughout the wings, back, and tail with heavy streaking on the breast. The Southeastern American Kestrel is a non-migratory subspecies and the only kestrel that breeds in Florida. Identification of this resident subspecies is difficult most times of year, except during May-July when it is the only kestrel present in Florida.
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