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Name: Holly E
Status: other
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2001294


Question:
What sort of built nesting structure would be appropriate for sparrow hawks? I know that they are sometimes cavity nestors, so would something like a wood duck box suffice?


Replies:
Kestels (sparrow hawks) are ALWAYS cavity nesters. The Birder's Handbook says that kestrels readily use nest boxes, but does not give size specifications. My feeling is that wood duck boxes would be considerably larger than necessary, though the birds might use them. A kestrel is only about half the size of a wood duck.

J. Elliott


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