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  • 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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What

Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Observer

wilfridolinares

Date

January 31, 2015

Description

envergadura alar de aproximadamente 40 cm, de alto 20 cm, tonos cafés, el pecho blanco con manchas cafés, un par de lineas negras en los pómulos

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

superbloaf

Date

February 1, 2015 12:38 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eating a rodent on a utility pole

Photos / Sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

March 11, 2014 05:03 PM CDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

dwest

Date

January 31, 2015 03:37 PM PST

Description

Fresh bird sushi is the best!

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

January 23, 2015 02:57 PM CST

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What

American kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

gbentall

Date

January 29, 2015 04:24 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

diego_olivo

Date

January 22, 2015

Description

Cernicalo americano ubicado dentro de un rancho en la carretera a sabinas-Presa don martín. Perchado en la rama de un árbol

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 30, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

distant and highly cropped image

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Observer

hvillalonmoreno

Date

January 28, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

January 28, 2015 02:59 PM CST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

January 28, 2015 01:03 PM CST
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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.