The American Kestrel, or Sparrow Hawk (Falco sparverius) is the smallest Falcon in the US. In this sample a male has "bounced" a Cooper's Hawk from a Cottonwood tree along the Verde River, in Central Arizona. He continued to chase and harass the Cooper's until they were out of sight. The sound is very like that of a Killdeer at a distance.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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