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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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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mooneyse

Date

September 13, 2014 02:56 PM EDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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onondagaaudubon

Date

September 13, 2014 09:15 AM EDT

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

Date

September 12, 2014

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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nicolasolejnik

Date

September 10, 2014

Description

Male and female on an Eucaliptus.

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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greglasley

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

male

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Square

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cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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isboset

Date

the past

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

finatic

Date

August 30, 2014 06:09 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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american kestrel Falco sparverius

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nicolebot

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Sitting on the ramp from Highway 637 to Highway 69 North to Sudbury. Bright orange back with blue wings.

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

goldeagle60

Date

September 2, 2014 08:46 AM EDT

Description

Small falcon, distinct mustache. Vocalized with a killy killy killy.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

September 3, 2014

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

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tiwane

Date

September 3, 2014 04:23 PM PDT

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

Date

June 3, 2008 03:38 PM EDT

Description

Fledging falcon!

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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.