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    • Falco sparverius
  • English
    • American Kestrel
    • sparrow hawk
  • Spanish
    • Cernícalo americano
  • French
    • crécerelle d'Amérique
  • German
    • Buntfalke
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    • AMKE

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Recent observations

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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bennet

Date

April 9, 2009

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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bheitzman

Date

July 20, 2014 06:25 PM EDT

Description

could not get better photo resolution in the reduced light.

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

July 19, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Description

perched on telephone pole bolt/hardware. Saw at least 3 today

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ajferrara

Date

July 19, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Description

Three found near each other. Flying around, feeding, vocalizing. They seemed like they were playing with each other, flying around, doing acrobatics around, brushing each other off perches.

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AMKE Falco sparverius

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zcota

Date

July 17, 2014

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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Falco sparverius

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brennan3909

Date

July 15, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

Place

LLELA (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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lg_price

Date

July 13, 2014 09:55 AM CDT

Description

I think this is an immature male. I saw three American Kestral this morning. They breed at this location which is unusual for this area.

Last week. I watched two adult guarding 3 immatures engaging in flight practice. I think there are two breeding pair this year.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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elinpierce

Date

July 10, 2014 08:05 PM MDT

Description

Female, out hunting from standing atop telephone pole here. Near end of runway

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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cspnl

Date

July 2, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Description

2 kestrels in palm tree

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ajferrara

Date

July 9, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Resting on a power pole, after an unsuccessful dive on an unknown animal. Probably one of the lizards I was out looking for.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jimjohnson

Date

June 22, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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charro

Date

May 15, 2014
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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.