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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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tereka_lasso

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November 1, 2013 01:23 PM MDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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mack911

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July 29, 2016 10:54 AM ADT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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kimssight

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July 28, 2016 08:19 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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May 21, 2016 07:30 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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xranger2013

Date

February 28, 2016 11:17 AM PST

Description

Uncertain if location is within Covington Park or Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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xranger2013

Date

February 28, 2016 10:01 AM PST

Description

One of several mated pairs at the Morongo Preserve. Near the Upper Canyon Trail.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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May 21, 2016 10:30 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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noaboa

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July 3, 2016 05:17 AM EDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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robberfly

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July 26, 2016 08:53 AM PDT

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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atdahl

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July 2, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jokurtz

Date

December 29, 2015 04:31 PM HST

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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jokurtz

Date

April 18, 2014 11:39 AM HST
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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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