Title

Post-Fledging Behavior of American Kestrels in Central Kentucky

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1990

Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

At nest 1, Falco sparverius fledglings remained within 100 m of the nest during the first 14 days postfledging; 14-24 days postfledging they remained within 350 m of their natal nest and after their 24th day postfleding they traveled to areas outside their parents' hunting area. They migrated in at least 2 groups after the 27th day postfledging. At nest 2, fledglings followed their parents immediately after fledging. They spent most of their time 250 m NW and 500 m N of their natal nest. Juveniles from nest 2 were observed with their parents up to 75 days postfledging. Differences between the behavior of the fledglings may be associated with differences in prey abundance or parental behavior. -from Author

First Page

56

Last Page

58

Publication Title

Journal of Raptor Research

Comments

At the time of publication, Christopher J. Kellner was affiliated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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