Captain America was found as a fledgling with soft tissue wounds at an airport hangar in Marshall County, Alabama. He was brought to a local veterinarian before being transferred to our center’s rehabilitation department. Upon his admission, it was evident that he had imprinted on people, making him non-releasable. After a couple months of further evaluation and once his wounds had fully healed, he was transferred over to our education department to be an ambassador for his species.
American Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon. Most of their prey is insects, but they also prey on small rodents, lizards, snakes, other birds, and even bats. They have a wingspan ranging 20.1-24.0 inches and weigh between ~80-165 grams.