This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
Kestrel's History at CuriOdyssey
This bird has a fractured humeral that is partially healed, but it cannot fly well. The kestral came to CuriOdyssey in 2007.
What do Kestrels eat?
Kestrel's diet comprises of insects, bats, mice, birds, lizards, small snakes, and frogs. At CuriOdyssey, they are served mice, chicks, quails, and insects.
How long do Kestrels live?
In the Wild: 1-3 years.
In Captivity: average is 10-15 years, oldest recorded was 19 years.
Where do Kestrels live?
Kestrels can found along borders of woodlands, open fields, pastures with scattered trees, highways, arid plains and deserts, and wooded canyons. They range in North America from southern Canada to central Mexico and down through South America as far as Tierra Del Fuego.
Are American Kestrels endangered?
No special wildlife conservation status, although populations in the southeastern US have been in serious decline since mid-1900’s due to habitat loss and destruction, as well as pesticides; listed as threatened in Florida.
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