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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius Linnaeus, C 1758

The American kestrel, also called the sparrow hawk, is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. It has a roughly two-to-one range in size over subspecies and sex, varying in size from about the weight of a blue jay to a mourning dove. It also ranges to South America and is a well-established species that has evolved into 17 subspecies adapted to different environments and habitats throughout the Americas. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Its plumage is colorful and attractive, and juveniles are similar in plumage to adults. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
   Falco
Scientific:
  Falco sparverius


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco sparverius

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726997


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  20C2214E655A79AB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-20C2214E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/20C2214E


Taxonomic 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...
English:
American Kestrel
Catalan:
Xoriguer americà
Czech:
poštolka pestrá
Danish:
Amerikansk Tårnfalk
German:
Buntfalke
Spanish:
Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Spain):
Cernícalo Americano
Finnish:
amerikantuulihaukka
French:
Crécerelle d'Amérique
Croatian:
Američka vjetruša
Hungarian:
tarka vércse
Icelandic:
Skrúðfálki
Italian:
Gheppio americano
Japanese (romaji):
amerikachougenbou
Japanese:
アメリカチョウゲンボウ
Lithuanian:
Amerikinis pelėsakalis
Dutch:
Amerikaanse Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sporvefalk
Norwegian:
Spurvefalk
Polish:
pustułka amerykańska
Portuguese:
quiriquiri / peneireiro-americano
Portuguese (Brazil):
quiriquiri
Russian:
Воробьиная пустельга
Slovak:
sokol pestrý
Serbian:
Američka vetruška
Swedish:
sparvfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер американський
Chinese:
美洲隼
Chinese (Traditional):
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.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 63rd suppl.):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius)
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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
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):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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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):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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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):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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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):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Falco sparverius [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Falco sparverius [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco sparverius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco sparverius [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Amerikaanse toringvalk
Azerbaijani: Amerika muymulu
Belarusian: Амерыканская пустальга
Bulgarian: Американска ветрушка
Catalan: Xoriguer americà
Montenegrin: američka vjetruška, америчка вјетрушка
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): америчка вјетрушка
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): gli-gli
Cree: otsheepamosees, pîhpîkisîs
Cree, Plains: otsheepamosees
Cree (syllabic): ᐲᐦᐲᑭᓰᐢ
Czech: Poštolka pestrá, poštolka vrabčí
Welsh: Cudyll coch America
Danish: Amerikansk Tårnfalk
German: Buntfalke, Sperlingsfalke
Delaware: Sënihële
Greek: Αμερικανικό Κιρκινέζι, Στρoυθoκιρκίvεζo
English: American Kestrel, American Sparrow Hawk, American Sparrow-Hawk, Dixie Kestrel, Killy Hawk, Mouse Hawk, Rusty-crowned falcon, Sparrow Hawk
English, HBW: American Kestrel
English (IOC): American Kestrel
English (United States): American Kestrel
Esperanto: Amerika turfalko
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 (Ecuador): Cernícalo Americano (Quilico)
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (HBW): Cernícalo americano
Spanish (Honduras): Lis lis
Spanish (Mexico): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Nicaragua): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Panama): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Peru): Cernícalo Americano
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Falcón Común
Spanish (Paraguay): Halconcito, Halconcito colorado
Spanish (Uruguay): Halconcito, Halconcito Común, Halcóncito Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Halcón Primito
Estonian: ameerika tuuletallaja
Basque: Belatz amerikar
Finnish: Amerikantuulihaukka
Faroese: Skartsmyril
French: Crécerelle américaine, Crécerelle d’Amérique, Crécerelle d'Amérique, Crécerelle des moineaux, Faucon d'Amérique, Faucon des moineaux
Friulian: falcuç american
Frisian: Amerikaanske wikel
Irish: Pocaire Meiriceánach
Guadeloupean Creole French: Gligli, Grigri
Galician: Peneireiro americano
Guarani: Kiri kiri'i
Manx: Stannair ruy Americaanagh
Haitian Creole French: Grigri Fran
Hebrew: בז אמריקאי, בז אמריקני
Croatian: Američka vjetruša
Hungarian: tarka vércse
Icelandic: Skrúðfálki
Italian: Gheppio americano
Japanese (romaji): amerikachougembou, amerikachougenbou
Japanese: アメリカチョウゲンボウ
Kazakh: Америка күйкентайы
Kirghiz: Америка күйкөсү
Scientific: Cerchneis sparveria, Falco sparvarius, Falco sparverius, Falco sparverius sparverius
Lithuanian: Amerikinis pelėsakalis
Latvian: raibais piekūns
Macedonian: Американска ветрушка
Maltese: Spanjulett Amerikan
Dutch: Amerikaanse Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sporvefalk
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
Portuguese (Portugal): Peneireiro-americano
Rhaeto-Romance: Crivel american
Romanian: Vânturel american
Russian: Американская пустельга, Воробьиная пустельга, Пустельга американская, Пустельга воробьиная
Northern Sami: Amerihkábieggafálli
Slovak: Sokol pestrý
Slovenian: ameriška postovka
Serbian: Američka vetruška
Swedish: Amerikansk tornfalk, Sparvfalk
Turkish: ala kerkenez, Amerika Kerkenezı
Tatar: чыпчык торымтае
Ukrainian: Боривітер американський
Chinese: 美洲隼
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲隼

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