Killy Killy (American Kestrel)
Formally known as the American Kestrel, the Killy Killy is St. Eustatius’ national bird. It got its name, Killy Killy, from its high-pitched call. Keep an ear out for these small but beautiful birds of prey!
Habitat: Dry open lowland areas where they can perch, in town and on the edges of mountain forests.
Diet: Small birds, rodents, lizards and insects
Location: Can often be found perching in the tops of trees or *on top* of telegraph poles in Oranjestad
IUCN red list: Least concern
Fun Fact: It lays 2-4 beige/brown-speckled eggs on cliff edges or in holes and gaps in trees from January to August.