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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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November 18, 2015 02:18 PM PST

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September 30, 2016 11:38 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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September 30, 2016 07:00 PM CDT

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artmur

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September 24, 2016 11:14 AM CDT

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lulubelle

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February 7, 2012

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pepeportela

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August 26, 2016 05:25 PM ART

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pepeportela

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August 12, 2016 12:30 PM ART

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davidsarkozi

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December 29, 2015 04:24 PM CST

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American Kesterl, Presido County, TX

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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aosbioblitz

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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

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fiddleman

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September 25, 2016 04:06 PM CDT

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fiddleman

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September 23, 2016 06:31 PM CDT
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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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