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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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dianepierce

Date

June 24, 2016 06:16 PM CDT

Description

Caught this guy chasing a lizard

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mrfish33

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June 18, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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May 21, 2016 09:00 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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May 21, 2016 08:30 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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atassin

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June 23, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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ajwright

Date

September 17, 2011 02:32 PM PDT

Description

North part of Pullman.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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molly23

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the past

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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davidchernack

Date

June 22, 2016 08:42 AM EDT

Description

Banding a box of kestrels in between fields B-11 and B-12 in the Mohonk preserve foothills. There are four females and two males. These are about 20 days old and will fledge in a week and a half or so. The runt is in picture 3. So fluffy!

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jokurtz

Date

June 9, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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kokanee

Date

April 28, 2014

Description

seen only on that day

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jokurtz

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June 18, 2016

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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elulisestg

Date

June 17, 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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