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

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Recent observations

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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nicoolejnik

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January 2, 2011

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

July 3, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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juancruzado

Date

November 29, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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billmiky

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February 27, 2009

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

June 29, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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direbecca

Date

June 27, 2015

Description

Four individuals here. 3 were hovering/hunting along edge of steep hillside, while 4th watched on.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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sambiology

Date

June 29, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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rbbrummitt

Date

June 27, 2015 10:30 AM MDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 26, 2015 05:44 AM PDT

Description

A second Kestrel. A pair? About 200 feet apart and visible to each other.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 26, 2015 05:37 AM PDT

Description

American Kestrel

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mmcmasters

Date

February 1, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jaliya

Date

June 25, 2015
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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.