"chibi" - north American kestrel
Why the name?
Because she's a very little girl (don't tell her though).
Arrived in Summer 2015.
This North American Kestrel was hit by a plane at Reagan National Airport in the Summer of 2015. The bones at the end of her left wing were sheered off, so she is completely non-flighted.
Chibi is adapting well to her new role as an education bird. She never lets her missing wingtip slow her down, and she's very vocal when she sees anything of concern (like another bird). She's even smaller than Little Guy, despite the fact that females are usually larger than males. Chibi makes up for her small stature with her big heart and beautiful personality!