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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

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 10:02 AM PDT

Description

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

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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

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Description

spotted front, gray wing-male

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:45 AM PDT

Description

Spotted front, brown spot on crown

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Description

Streaked front

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Description

spotted front

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Description

bars on wings, not gray

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:37 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Description

Front has spots, not streaks

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:36 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

August 20, 2014 09:26 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

alfonsoprieto

Date

May 2, 2014

Description

Halcón cernícalo sobre el quiote de una Yucca

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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.