Nesting Structure for Sparrow Hawks
Name: Holly E
What sort of built nesting structure would be
appropriate for sparrow hawks? I know that they are sometimes cavity
would something like a wood duck box suffice?
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.
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