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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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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dpom

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October 29, 2014 03:24 PM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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annikaml

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February 23, 2013 09:48 AM CST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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crayonponyfish

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December 28, 2009

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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patsimpson2000

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November 27, 2011 10:16 AM PST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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dave-barry

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October 22, 2014

Description

female

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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patsimpson2000

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April 16, 2013 10:23 AM PDT

Description

With goldfinch in talons

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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francisco3

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October 20, 2014 08:42 AM HST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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keimwj

Date

October 20, 2013 02:13 PM EDT

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20 Oct 2013.
Summit Bridge Ponds, New Castle Co, DE.
Flying over a grassy field.

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Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

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outlander

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October 8, 2014

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ave de rapiña pequeña

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jaykeller

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October 18, 2014 04:21 PM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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melindawpajak

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October 18, 2014 10:23 AM CDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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patsimpson2000

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March 27, 2012 04:28 PM PDT
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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.