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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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Recent observations

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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gylwyzky

Date

December 10, 2014

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

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dwarnecke

Date

April 16, 2015 10:44 AM MDT

Description

Perched in grassland: observed with Albert Sillas USFS; Agua Fria national monument

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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toddtracks

Date

January 19, 2014

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AMKE Falco sparverius

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zaccota

Date

April 8, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

anniebrode2

Date

April 15, 2015

Description

Saw this hawk-like bird hunting in front of my house. Small, pigeon sized bird.

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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matty

Date

January 6, 2015 03:17 PM HST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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danabrown

Date

December 15, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

April 13, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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alfonsoprieto

Date

April 9, 2015

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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rbbrummitt

Date

April 8, 2015 04:30 PM PDT

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

rbbrummitt

Date

April 8, 2015 12:30 PM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dwest

Date

April 10, 2015 04:24 PM PDT
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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.