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    • 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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cspnl

Date

July 2, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Description

2 kestrels in palm tree

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ajferrara

Date

July 9, 2014 12:08 PM PDT

Description

Resting on a power pole, after an unsuccessful dive on an unknown animal. Probably one of the lizards I was out looking for.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jimjohnson

Date

June 22, 2014

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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charro

Date

May 15, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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em_rig28

Date

July 2, 2014 04:15 PM EDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dpom

Date

June 27, 2014 08:03 AM PDT

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Square

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Observer

hvillalonmoreno

Date

July 3, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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justjohn

Date

July 3, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ndodge

Date

April 18, 2011 03:15 PM EDT

Description

eBird import--

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ndodge

Date

April 12, 2012 01:00 PM EDT

Description

eBird import--perched on the power lines

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ndodge

Date

April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT

Description

eBird import--

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ndodge

Date

August 27, 2011 12:00 AM EDT

Description

eBird import--calling as I was out in the yard. Seemed aggravated at my presence. Pair often seen perched in cow pasture throughout the day.

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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.