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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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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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j_t_searing

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August 1, 2013

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Female

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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August 20, 2015 06:38 AM PDT

Description

Juvenile. Rescued and taken in for rehabilitation.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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blubayou

Date

August 12, 2015 05:12 PM CDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

female

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mwarner

Date

August 21, 2015 05:32 PM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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cgnpark

Date

August 21, 2015

Description

Appeared to be juvenile male

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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njohnson

Date

August 21, 2015 11:43 AM EDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

Date

August 19, 2015

Description

male

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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arlo

Date

August 14, 2015 03:20 PM PDT

Description

Perched on the top of a pine tree in Park Meadow, Deschutes National Forest.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jaliya

Date

August 17, 2015

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 12, 2015
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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.