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American Kestrel
Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Falco

Scientific:
  Falco sparverius

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco sparverius

Avibase ID:
  20C2214E655A79AB

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175622

Geographic range:

  • Falco sparverius sparverius: North America (Alaska to Newfoundland, south to w Mexico)
  • Falco sparverius peninsularis: W Mexico (s Baja California, Sonora and Sinaloa)
  • Falco sparverius tropicalis: S Mexico to n Honduras
  • Falco sparverius nicaraguensis: Savanna of Honduras and Nicaragua
  • Falco sparverius paulus: Coastal s US to Florida
  • Falco sparverius dominicensis: Hispaniola and Jamaica
  • Falco sparverius caribaearum: West Indies (Puerto Rico to Grenada)
  • Falco sparverius brevipennis: Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire
  • Falco sparverius isabellinus: Venezuela to n Brazil
  • Falco sparverius aequatorialis: Subtropical n Ecuador
  • Falco sparverius peruvianus: Subtropical sw Ecuador, Peru and n Chile
  • Falco sparverius fernandensis: Robinson Crusoe I. (Juan Fernández Islands off Chile)
  • Falco sparverius cinnamominus: SE Peru, Chile and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego
  • Falco sparverius cearae: Tablelands of ne Brazil to e Bolivia
  • Falco sparverius sparverioides: Bahamas, Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • Falco sparverius ochraceus: Mountains of e Colombia and nw Venezuela
  • Falco sparverius caucae: Mountains of w Colombia
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  American Kestrel
Czech:
  poštolka pestrá
German:
  Buntfalke
Danish:
  Amerikansk Tårnfalk
Spanish:
  Cernícalo Americano
Finnish:
  amerikantuulihaukka
French:
  Crécerelle d'Amérique
Icelandic:
  Skrúðfálki
Italian:
  Gheppio americano
Japanese:
  amerikachougenbou
Japanese:
  アメリカチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Torenvalk
Norwegian:
  Spurvefalk
Polish:
  pustulka amerykanska
Portuguese:
  Quiriquiri
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Quiriquiri
Russian:
  Воробьиная пустельга
Slovak:
  sokol pestrý
Swedish:
  sparvfalk
Chinese:
  美洲隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Sparrow Hawk ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Crécerelle d'Amérique ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Crécerelle d'Amérique ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Falco sparverius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Falco sparverius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Falco sparverius [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Falco sparverius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Falco sparverius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Американска ветрушка
Catalan: Xoriguer americà
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): gli-gli
Czech: Poštolka pestrá, poštolka vrabčí
Welsh: Cudyll coch America
Danish: Amerikansk Tårnfalk
German: Buntfalke, Sperlingsfalke
Delaware: Sënihële
English: American Kestrel, American Sparrow Hawk, American Sparrow-Hawk, Dixie Kestrel, Killy Hawk, Mouse Hawk, Rusty-crowned falcon, Sparrow Hawk
Spanish: Cernícalo, cernícalo american, Cernícalo Americano, Cernícalo de Juan Fernández, Cernícalo primito, Cerniícal Americano, Cuyaya, Falcón Común, Halcón Común, Halconcito, Halconcito colorado, Halconcito Común, Lis lis, Salnícalo
Spanish (Argentine): Halconcito colorado
Spanish (Bolivia): Halconcito colorado
Spanish (Chile): Cernícalo
Spanish (Colombia): Cernícalo, Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Costa Rica): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Cuba): Cernícalo
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Cernícalo, Cuyaya, Salnícalo
Spanish (Honduras): Lis lis
Spanish (Mexico): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Nicaragua): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Peru): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Paraguay): Halconcito
Spanish (Uruguay): Halconcito Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Halcón Primito
Estonian: ameerika tuuletallaja
Finnish: Amerikantuulihaukka
Faroese: Skartsmyril
French: Crécerelle américaine, Crécerelle d'Amérique, Crécerelle des moineaux, Faucon des moineaux
Guadeloupean Creole French: Gligli, Grigri
Guarani: Kiri kiri'i
Haitian Creole French: Grigri Fran
Hebrew: בז אמריקאי
Hungarian: tarka vércse
Icelandic: Skrúðfálki
Italian: Gheppio americano
Japanese: amerikachougembou, amerikachougenbou
Japanese: アメリカチョウゲンボウ
Latin: Cerchneis sparveria, Falco sparvarius, Falco sparverius
Lithuanian: Amerikinis pelėsakalis
Latvian: raibais piekūns
Maltese: Spanjulett Amerikan
Dutch: Amerikaanse Torenvalk
Norwegian: Spurvefalk
Polish: pustulka amerykanska, pustułka amerykańska
Portuguese: falcão-quiriquiri, Gavião-quiriquiri, gavião-quiri-quiri, gavião-rapina, gaviãozinho, Peneireiro-americano, Quiriquiri, Quiriquiri / Peneireiro-americano
Portuguese (Brazil): Falcão Quiriquiri, falcão-quiriquiri, gavião-quiri-quiri, gavião-rapina, gaviãozinho, Quiriquiri
Russian: Американская пустельга, Воробьиная пустельга, Пустельга американская, Пустельга воробьиная
Slovak: Sokol pestrý
Slovenian: ameriška postovka
Swedish: Amerikansk tornfalk, Sparvfalk
Turkish: ala kerkenez, Amerika Kerkenezı
Chinese: 美洲隼
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲隼

 

         

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