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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

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blubayou

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November 28, 2014 03:34 PM CST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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parobbert

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November 28, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

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November 28, 2014

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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hvillalonmoreno

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November 27, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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john8

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November 26, 2014 06:49 AM PST

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Brawley, CA

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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fervalentinez

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November 24, 2014

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uruapan (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

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November 26, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dwboston

Date

November 25, 2014 04:53 PM CST

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(Somewhere...)

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11/25/2014, 4:53 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 320 (auto), Exp comp +1 1/3

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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gyrrlfalcon

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November 21, 2014

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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fervalentinez

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November 16, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dpom

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November 23, 2014 02:00 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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chuckd

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November 23, 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.