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By Kate Davis, with photographs by Kate Davis and Rob Palmer
Mountain Press, 2014, 104 pages, $18
Their rufous backs and tails and slate-gray wings make the diminutive American Kestrel, the smallest North American falcon, familiar to even beginning birdwatchers. Fewer than twelve inches long, the charismatic bird can hunt and carry a vole half its weight back to babies in the nest. Artist, photographer, science writer, and educator Kate Davis presents the remarkable kestrels in prose and 100 photographs. Davis earned her UM degree in zoology and works as a national educator from her Raptors of the Rockies base in the Bitterroot Valley.