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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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Recent observations

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jokurtz

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May 14, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mgochfeld

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April 18, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mgochfeld

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April 15, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jmaughn

Date

May 24, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mgochfeld

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April 14, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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gerardo_marron

Date

November 15, 2015 08:29 AM MST

Place

Miraflores (Google, OSM)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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vimsia_wildlife

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May 23, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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nanorca13

Date

May 22, 2016 06:58 PM PDT

Description

Stopped at a light on a highway cloverleaf. Through the front window of the car I took this picture of the Kestrel hovering before diving into the grass beside the road.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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tereka_lasso

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June 26, 2013

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jenaustin

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May 22, 2016 12:58 PM MDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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rbbrummitt

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May 21, 2016 05:15 PM MDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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hfabian

Date

March 22, 2016
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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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