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  • Portuguese
    • Peneireiro-americano
  • Scientific Names
    • Falco sparverius
  • English
    • American Kestrel
    • sparrow hawk
  • Spanish
    • Cernícalo americano
  • French
    • crécerelle d'Amérique
  • German
    • Buntfalke
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • AMKE

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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parobbert

Date

June 20, 2014

Description

There was a nest in the Jeffrey Pines up the slope from our camp. I thought that it was an adult fishing but when I saw the picture at home, I saw that it could have been a juvenile.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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gpstewart

Date

November 27, 2013 11:20 AM CST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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m_jon

Date

July 28, 2013 04:22 PM PDT

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

July 22, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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leslie_flint

Date

July 18, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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bennet

Date

April 9, 2009

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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bheitzman

Date

July 20, 2014 06:25 PM EDT

Description

could not get better photo resolution in the reduced light.

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

July 19, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Description

perched on telephone pole bolt/hardware. Saw at least 3 today

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ajferrara

Date

July 19, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

Three found near each other. Flying around, feeding, vocalizing. They seemed like they were playing with each other, flying around, doing acrobatics around, brushing each other off perches.

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AMKE Falco sparverius

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zcota

Date

July 17, 2014

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Falco sparverius

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brennan3909

Date

July 15, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

Place

LLELA (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

lg_price

Date

July 13, 2014 09:55 AM CDT

Description

I think this is an immature male. I saw three American Kestral this morning. They breed at this location which is unusual for this area.

Last week. I watched two adult guarding 3 immatures engaging in flight practice. I think there are two breeding pair this year.

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Description from Wikipedia

The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.