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Ella, American Kestrel
Updated 5/29/2014 9:43:32 AM 

Ella, the American Kestrel Falco sparverius

American Kestrels are part of the Falconidae family in the order Falconiformes. Click here to learn more...

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Would you like to help provide Ella with a lifetime of quality care? She is currently available for adoption under our "Apopt a Raptor" program.



Ella Ella and her brother Wes came to us from Helena after someone had them as pets, confiscated by Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens. They spent a month at the Wildlife Center of Montana and were fed live mice without viewing humans. It became obvious that these falcons were imprinted, or permanently fixed on humans as parents or mates. They were determined to be unreleasable, and had their debut program on Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat. Both were pros from the get go - they rode in the travel boxes, stood on the glove, and vocalized for the listening audience as if they had been doing it all of their (short) lives. So they are now family members, here at the Raptor Ranch.

Ella Fitzgerald!


  • Date Acquired: 12/18/2013
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