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  • 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
  • Español Argentina
    • Halconcito colorado

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hfabian

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December 2, 2016 12:59 PM PST

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hikingsandiego

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December 2, 2016 03:52 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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nelruzam

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December 1, 2016 03:14 PM PST

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marknenadov

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December 2, 2016 01:06 PM EST

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December 2, 2016 08:34 AM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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sanguinaria33

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December 2, 2016 01:02 PM CST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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patty_teague

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December 2, 2016 12:17 PM HST

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Hwy 101A (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mazer

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February 22, 2013 03:10 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mazer

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February 22, 2013 03:04 PM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mazer

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February 17, 2013 10:43 AM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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tosteve

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December 1, 2016 09:03 PM PST

Description

American Kestrel

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

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December 1, 2016 01:07 PM PST
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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.
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