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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

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Recent observations

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What

Cernícalo americano Falco sparverius

Date

the past

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Square

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

dwest

Date

December 17, 2014 05:19 PM PST

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No photos or sounds

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American kestrel Falco sparverius

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mojavejohnson

Date

December 18, 2014 03:16 PM CST

Description

Viewed in flight

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mojavejohnson

Date

December 18, 2014 08:57 AM CST

Description

Perched on overhead wires along roadside.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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hvillalonmoreno

Date

December 16, 2014

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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arturo3

Date

November 21, 2011

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

keimwj

Date

January 5, 2009 01:37 PM EST

Description

05 Jan 2009.
Pole Farm, Mercer Co, NJ.

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 16, 2014 01:48 PM PST

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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annikaml

Date

June 20, 2012 08:00 PM CDT

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Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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blubayou

Date

December 16, 2014 01:33 PM CST

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No photos or sounds

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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tiwane

Date

December 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

hawkilitle

Date

December 16, 2014

Description

Soaring over the prairie near the bicycle path at LLELA during the Sparrow netting, landed in the tree and it looks like he was checking us out...

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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.