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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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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

llanning

Date

April 10, 2015

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Square

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

dparsons

Date

April 28, 2015

Description

Bluish gray, reddish chest and small

Tags

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 17, 2015 03:06 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Observer

ingylwyzky

Date

February 9, 2015 10:35 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.

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17531013258 42f7253123 s

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jmaughn

Date

May 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

amke Falco sparverius

Observer

remson

Date

May 9, 2015

Description

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

dtsteele

Date

May 17, 2015 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Remains of a kestrel identified on C Street near intersection with Alhambra Blvd. Unusual to see a dead kestrel on the roadway. Uncertain if it was a roadkill or there was another other cause of death. Kestrels are known to nest nearby on the American River Parkway at Sutter's Landing Park.

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

March 29, 2015 09:24 AM EDT

Description

American Kestrel (Cuban) (F. s. sparveroides), male white morph. Soplillar, Playa Larga , Matanzas, Cuba.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

jorgegutierrez18

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

Perching on a pine tree beside a busy road. Seems to be relatively common; I've seen them perching on electrical wires more than once).

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No photos or sounds

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

kvoorhis

Date

May 17, 2015 11:24 AM MDT

Description

LBR

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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.