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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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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mchlfx

Date

March 29, 2015

Description

I never tire of photographing these handsome little falcons. I'm starting to think they actually like the paparazzi.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dwest

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March 27, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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adrogers

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March 28, 2015 10:04 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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coachwhipbooks

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March 28, 2015

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

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jaredholmes

Date

March 20, 2015 04:13 PM CDT

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AMKE Falco sparverius

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zaccota

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March 28, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

Date

March 27, 2015

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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fcoarce

Date

March 25, 2015 12:11 PM CST

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

March 25, 2015

Place

TAMAULIPAS (Google, OSM)

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

March 25, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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taogirl

Date

March 23, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dnydick

Date

March 22, 2015 04:45 PM EDT

Description

A pair of kestrels hanging out on the cable feeds.

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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.