American Kestrel

(Falco sparverius)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRN, SNRB - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open fields, riparian woodlands, forest edges, grasslands

Size

7½ to 8 in length

20 to 24wingspan


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Migration

Early March to mid-May and August to late October


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Taxonomy

Order:

Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)

 

Family:

Falconidae (falcons and caracaras)

 

Subfamily:

Falconinae (falcons)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Brazilian Kestrel (Falco sparverius cearae)

Cauca Kestrel (Falco sparverius caucae)

Cinnamon Kestrel (Falco sparverius cinnamominu)

Cuban Kestrel (Falco sparverius sparveroides)

Eastern Caribbean American Kestrel (Falco sparverius caribaearum)

Ecuadorian Kestrel (Falco sparverius aequatorialis)

Guatemalan Kestrel (Falco sparverius tropicalis)

Hispaniolan American Kestrel (Falco sparverius dominicensis)

Juan Fernandez Kestrel (Falco sparverius fernandensis)

Little Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)

Margarita Kestrel (Falco sparverius isabellinus)

Nicaguara Kestrel (Falco sparverius nicaraguensis)

Northern American Kestrel (Falco sparverius sparverius)

Ochraceous Kestrel (Falco sparverius ochraceus)

Peruvian Kestrel (Falco sparverius peruvianus)

San Lucas Kestrel (Falco sparverius peninsularis)

Short-winged Kestrel (Falco sparverius brevipennis)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Falco sparverius ¨cernicalo americano¨ macho voraz cazador
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Uploaded on Sep 15, 2011

HABITAT:
Campos, praderas y zonas montañosas, desde la costa hasta unos 3.000 metros de altura ( 10.000 fts.) hacia la cordillera. También se puede observar de vez en cuando en zonas pobladas .

DESCRIPCIÓN:
Largo: 28 - 30 cms.

Macho adulto: cabeza con corona azul pizarra oscuro, nuca del mismo color con una mancha rufescente al centro. Manto y lomo café rojizo con estrías transversales negras. Garganta, pecho, abdomen y calzones blanco a amarillento sucio con manchitas negras longitudinales. Mejillas de igual color que la garganta con linea negra entre el ojo y el cuello y otra entre la zona auricular y el cuello. Cubiertas alares azul pizarra oscuro con manchas negras. La parte interna igual que el pecho. Cola rojo ladrillo con banda subterminal negra y gruesa. Patas amarillas. Pico negro azulado con base amarilla.

Hembra adulta: similar al macho. Se diferencia principalmente por las cubiertas alares de color rojo ladrillo con machas transversales negras; y por la cola sin la banda subterminal negra, pero con muchas bandas transversales oscuras y finas.

 
     
  American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
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Uploaded on Apr 9, 2010

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
* Family: Falconidae,
* Genus: Falco,
* Species: F. sparverius,
* Class: Aves,
* Type: bird,
* Diet: Carnivore,
* Average life span in the wild: In wild 3-5 years,"CAPTIVITY" Up to 14 years,
* Size: 9-11 in (23-28 cm) with a wingspan of 21-24 in (53-61 cm),(female),
* Weight: 3.9 oz (111 g), (Male),

** The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a small falcon. This bird was (and sometimes still is) colloquially known in North America as the "Sparrow Hawk".

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Kestrel
or http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id

 
     
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Uploaded on Jul 10, 2010

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  Banding Kestrel Falcons near Warren, MN
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Published on Jun 22, 2012

Led by Heidi Hughes of Agassiz Audubon, which is located near Warren, volunteers band five baby American Kestrels.

 
     

 

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