Found as a fledgling, Malary accidentally imprinted on people.
Hatch Year: 2010
Weight: 3-4 ounces
Wingspan: 21-24 inches
Lifespan in the Wild: 7 years
Lifespan in Captivity: 12 years
Fun Fact: Malary is named after the Malar stripes on her face, which absorb the glare from the sun while hunting.
About my Species: American Kestrels are unique in the raptor world. Not only are they one of the only raptor species that can hover in flight, but they are also sexually dichromatic, meaning that males and females have different plumage. They are the smallest falcon in the United States.