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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2019-06-20 Monument Rd, Tijuana River Valley, San Diego, California, San Diego (United States) (10 m) call -

immature bird with adult male, feeding immature bird is flying (following male) from pole to pole over grassland

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

482875
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Manuel Grosselet 2020-10-29 Toluca de Lerdo, Toluca, Estado de México, México (Mexico) (2700 m) call, male -

wildtronics mono amplified Tascam Dr05 audacity normalized -10db aufilter for low noise

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598755
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Richard E Webster 2010-09-26 Meling Ranch, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Baja California (Mexico) (600 m m) calls -   72027
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Bobby Wilcox 2018-05-30 Nevada (near Sparks), Washoe County, Nevada, Washoe (United States) (1400 m) call, juvenile -

5 ~2.5 week old juveniles (only one calling) in a nest about 5ft from me. Nest is in a hole in the eaves of our house.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

420472
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Albert Lastukhin & Max Lastukhin 2015-01-24 Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (60 m) call -

playback-used:no

214259
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius cinnamominus Kevin Arriagada Stange 2021-09-15 Chacao, Chiloé, X Región, Chiloé (Chile) (50 m) adult, alarm call, female -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

681907
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Phil Brown 2016-05-01 Ipswich (near Gloucester), Essex County, Massachusetts, Essex (United States) (50 m) call, female -

A female Kestrel coming to the nest with a prey item. Unfortunately this natural cavity nest was later predated and has not been used since.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

426298
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Orlando Jarquín G. 2015-10-23 Choluteca, Choluteca (Honduras) (1200 m) song -

Desde Chinchayote

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

308302
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Sandra Gallo-Corona 16-12-2003 Unión de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico (Mexico) (1819 m) calls (A) -   33725
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Thomas G. Graves 2020-06-01 Atascadero, de Anza Trail, San Luis Obispo County, California, San Luis Obispo (United States) (260 m) adult, alarm call, sex uncertain -

This bird was one of the parents from the previous recordings. ( XC565023 , XC565025 ). It was flying above another tree, mobbing a Red-shouldered Hawk perched at the top. Riparian habitat in mostly dry river bed with Cottonwood, Walnut trees, willow thickets, adjacent to oak savannah. (Sennheiser ME62 omni mic, 24 inch Roché parabola, Marantz PMD 661).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

565033
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2020-07-24 Santa Rita do Novo Destino, Goiás, Chácara Jayrson, Goiás (Brazil) (500 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

580444
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius cinnamominus Pablo Gutierrez Maier 2018-04-13 Centro de Rehabilitación de Aves Rapaces, Talagante, Región Metropolitana, Región Metropolitana de Santiago (Chile) (340 m) begging call, call, juvenile -

Juvenile bird in rehabilitation. Typical call vocalization made by young kestrels.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

419402
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2013-12-05 River Lakes Conservation Area near Viera, Brevard Co, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) flight call -

flying circles around a palm tree where I'm told it nests

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

160904
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2013-02-01 Otay Lakes, San Diego Co., California, San Diego (United States) (140 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

147272
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2013-02-01 Otay Lakes, San Diego Co., California, San Diego (United States) (140 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

147273
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Manuel Grosselet 2020-10-29 Toluca de Lerdo, Toluca, Estado de México, México (Mexico) (2700 m) call, male -

wildtronics mono amplified Tascam Dr05 audacity normalized -10db aufilter for low noise

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598756
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2019-06-24 Monument Rd and nearby trails, Tijuana River Valley, San Diego, California, San Diego (United States) (10 m) call, flight call, juvenile -

immature (juvenile I presume) female looking bird was following adult, flew over me calling a couple times in flight and then landed alone on a pole nearby. It called a few times from the pole and then a few times in flight as it flew away

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

483212
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2018-08-26 Aruanã - GO (near Aruanã), Aruanã, Goiás, Goiás (Brazil) (260 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

432334
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Manuel Grosselet 2020-10-29 Toluca de Lerdo, Toluca, Estado de México, México (Mexico) (2700 m) call, male -

wildtronics mono amplified Tascam Dr05 audacity normalized -10db aufilter for low noise

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598753
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Paul Marvin 2018-01-03 Saturn Blvd pond, Tijuana River Valley, San Diego County, California, San Diego (United States) (0 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

451253
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Manuel Grosselet 2015-11-07 Los gonzales, San Miguel Allende mexico, Guanajuato (Mexico) (2000 m) alarm call -

wildtronics. chasing a red-tailed Hawk, 3 kestrels together

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

289032
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius cinnamominus Bernabe Lopez-Lanus ??-??-yyyy La Rinconada (3km al SW de Saladillo), Saladillo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina) (45 m) Alarm call? (A) -   48475
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius ochraceus Fernando Castro 2021-04-22 Ecoparque Sabana, Cundinamarca (Colombia) (2600 m) alarm call, bird in hand, juvenile, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

641551
xeno-canto.org
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius Manuel Grosselet 2021-10-21 Guadalupe Hidalgo, San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca, Centro (Mexico) (1600 m) alarm call, flight call -

wildtronics mono amplified Tascam DR05

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

681816
xeno-canto.org
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