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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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January 17, 2017 03:08 PM PST

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January 17, 2017 11:09 AM PST

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January 17, 2017 02:55 PM PST

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January 14, 2017 12:08 PM MST

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January 16, 2017 04:14 PM PST

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ck2az

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January 14, 2017 11:38 AM MST

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January 16, 2017 02:35 PM PST

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stalkerbob

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January 16, 2017 03:03 PM PST

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erikamitchell

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January 9, 2017 06:36 AM EST

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erikamitchell

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January 7, 2017 07:25 AM EST

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sambiology

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January 12, 2017

Description

Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.

Palo Alto Battlefield was my next stop -- although, I got here too late... They closed the front gates after 30 minutes. Oh well -- I spotted some neat things while I was there. :)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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lorax32

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January 14, 2017 09:32 AM EST
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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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