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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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Recent observations

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What

American kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

June 3, 2008 03:38 PM EDT

Description

Fledging falcon!

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

asemerdj

Date

August 31, 2014 10:19 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

August 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Observer

joanroma

Date

March 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

amke Falco sparverius

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bheitzman

Date

August 26, 2014 05:57 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cindycrawford900

Date

January 11, 2014 10:53 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dweeks

Date

August 11, 2003 01:01 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 10:02 AM PDT

Description

Dead, not eaten but decapitated, wings removed. Wings not gray, female

Photos / Sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Description

pair on pole, male with spotted front and gray wing, other has brown on crown and streaked front

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Description

spotted front, gray wing-male

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Description

Spotted front, brown spot on crown

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Description

Streaked front

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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.