Family Falcons
The Eurasian replacement for our American Kestrel is a larger bird (a little larger than a Merlin). Widespread across Europe and Asia, it has strayed to our area from both directions, with scattered records for the northeast and for Alaska and British Columbia.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls

Shrill kee-kee-kee scream, similar to other falcons.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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