American Kestrel

Falco sparverius - Crécerelle d'Amérique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Falconiformes

  • Family
    :

    Falconidés

  • Genus
    :

    Falco

  • Species
    :

    sparverius

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 31 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 51 à 61 cm.
  • Weight
    : 84 à 165 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a species of bird in the Falconidae family.

Subspecific information 17 Subspecies

  • Falco sparverius sparverius (Alaska and Canada through the USA to w Mexico)
  • Falco sparverius paulus (se USA)
  • Falco sparverius peninsularis (nw Mexico)
  • Falco sparverius tropicalis (s Mexico to n Honduras)
  • Falco sparverius nicaraguensis (nw Honduras, Nicaragua)
  • Falco sparverius sparverioides (Bahamas, Cuba)
  • Falco sparverius dominicensis (Hispaniola)
  • Falco sparverius caribaearum (Puerto Rico to Grenada. West Indies.)
  • Falco sparverius brevipennis (Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire. Netherlands Antilles.)
  • Falco sparverius isabellinus (e Venezuela, the Guianas, n Brazil)
  • Falco sparverius ochraceus (e Colombia, nw Venezuela)
  • Falco sparverius caucae (w Colombia)
  • Falco sparverius aequatorialis (n Ecuador)
  • Falco sparverius peruvianus (sw Ecuador, Peru, n Chile)
  • Falco sparverius cinnamominus (se Peru to Paraguay and Tierra del Fuego)
  • Falco sparverius fernandensis (Alejandro Selkirk and Juan Fernandez Is.. Chile.)
  • Falco sparverius cearae (s Brazil)

Foreign names

  • Crécerelle d'Amérique,
  • Cernícalo Americano,
  • Quiriquiri,
  • Buntfalke,
  • tarka vércse,
  • Amerikaanse Torenvalk,
  • Gheppio americano,
  • Sparvfalk,
  • Spurvefalk,
  • sokol pestrý,
  • poštolka pestrá,
  • Amerikansk Tårnfalk,
  • amerikantuulihaukka,
  • xoriguer americà,
  • Skrúðfálki,
  • pustułka amerykańska,
  • raibais piekūns,
  • ameriška postovka,
  • Воробьиная пустельга,
  • アメリカチョウゲンボウ,
  • 美洲隼,
  • 美洲隼,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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