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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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Recent observations

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

thewayfarer21

Date

December 22, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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blubayou

Date

September 25, 2014 11:36 AM CDT

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

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greenrosettas

Date

September 28, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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annikaml

Date

September 27, 2014 05:55 PM CDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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kewright

Date

September 26, 2014 04:45 PM PDT

Description

Call?

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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heales14

Date

January 24, 2014

Place

Trinity River (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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rdm24

Date

January 26, 2008 03:00 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

September 24, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

September 23, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

rdm24

Date

April 13, 2008 06:11 PM PDT

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 23, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Description

Had a brief altercation with a kingbird.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

September 24, 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.