American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Summary:

Literature American Kestrel
[order] Falconiformes |

American Kestrel determination[order] Falconiformes | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco sparverius | [UK] American Kestrel | [FR] Crécerelle d’Amérique | [DE] Buntfalke | [ES] Cernícalo Americano | [IT] Gheppio americano | [NL] Amerikaanse Torenvalk


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Falco sparverius brevipennis Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)
  2. Falco sparverius sparverius Alaska and Canada through the USA to w Mexico
  3. Falco sparverius paulus se USA
  4. Falco sparverius peninsularis nw Mexico
  5. Falco sparverius tropicalis s Mexico to n Honduras
  6. Falco sparverius nicaraguensis nw Honduras, Nicaragua
  7. Falco sparverius sparverioides Bahamas, Cuba
  8. Falco sparverius NA, LA widespread
  9. Falco sparverius caribaearum Puerto Rico to Grenada (West Indies)
  10. Falco sparverius cearae s Brazil
  11. Falco sparverius isabellinus e Venezuela, the Guianas, n Brazil
  12. Falco sparverius ochraceus e Colombia, nw Venezuela
  13. Falco sparverius caucae w Colombia
  14. Falco sparverius aequatorialis n Ecuador
  15. Falco sparverius peruvianus sw Ecuador, Peru, n Chile
  16. Falco sparverius cinnamominus se Peru to Paraguay and Tierra del Fuego
  17. Falco sparverius fernandensis Alejandro Selkirk and Juan Fernandez Is. (Chile)
  18. Falco sparverius dominicensis Hispaniola

Literature

Title
Sex-related differences in habitat selection in wintering American kestrels,
Falco sparverius

Author(s): DANIEL R. ARDIA and KEITH L. BILDSTEIN
Abstract: The American kestrel, Falco sparverius, has sex-related differences in habitat use during the
non-breeding season, with females occupying more open habitats than males. Two competing
hypotheses have been proposed to explain this phenomenon: (1) mal..[more]..
Source: Anim. Behav., 1997, 53, 1305-1311
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Title
Possible relationships between morphology, territory
quality, and skin color of American Kestrels

Author(s): Mark R. Bostrom and Gary Ritchison
Abstract: Carotenoid-based coloration of skin and plumage has been found to be correlated with individual
quality in many species of birds during the breeding season. However, less is known about the possible role of these
signals during the nonbreeding seas..[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol. 77(4):392-398, 2006
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Title
Copulatory behaviour and paternity in the American kestrel:
the adaptive significance of frequent copulations

Author(s): M. VILLARROEL, D. M. BIRD and U. KUHNLEIN
Abstract: The adaptive significance of repeated withinpair copulations is not well understood. We analysed the
copulatory behaviour of 16 pairs of solitary-nesting American kestrels, Falco sparverius, in southern
Quebec (Canada), and the achieved reproductiv..[more]..
Source: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 1998, 56, 289-299
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Title
Regulation of Yolk-Androgen Concentrations by
Plasma Prolactin in the American Kestrel

Author(s): Keith W. Sockman, Hubert Schwabl, and Peter J. Sharp
Abstract: The concentrations of maternally derived androgens in the yolks of avian eggs vary within and among clutches, but a mechanistic basis for this variation has not been elucidated. We investigated in the American kestrel, Falco sparverius, whether chang..[more]..
Source: Hormones and Behavior 40, 462-471 (2001)
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Title
ISOLATION OF A HERPESVIRUS FROM AN AMERICAN
KESTREL WITH INCLUSION BODY DISEASE

Author(s): L N. D. POTGIETER
Abstract: A herpesvirus was isolated from the liver of a captive-bred American kestrel
(Falco sparverius) which had died of inclusion body disease. Initial isolation was
achieved in chicken embryo fibroblasts after three blind passages. Cell-adapted virus
p..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases Vol. 15, January, 1979
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Title
Conservation Assessment for the American Kestrel in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Author(s): Aran S. Johnson and Stanley H. Anderson
Abstract: This report assesses the biology and conservation status of the American kestrel (Falco sparverius) in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota and Wyoming. The goal of this assessment is to assimilate historical and current literature on the ..[more]..
Source: Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
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Title
American Kestrel Use of Pine Regeneration Stands in South Carolina
Author(s): Amanda Allen Beheler and John B. Dunning, Jr.
Abstract: The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is widely distributed across most
of the United States and is one of the most abundant of all North American
raptors. Two subspecies of kestrels occur in the southeast, F. s. sparverius and
the rarer F. s. p..[more]..
Source: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Purdue University
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Title
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL HATCHES AN AMERICAN KESTREL
Author(s): TIMOTHY F. BREEN AND JOHN W. PARRISH JR.
Abstract: An Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio) was found incubating her own egg and that of a Southeastern American Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus) in late March 1995. Three owlets and the kestrels uccessfully hatched in early May; all appeared normal. The kes..[more]..
Source: J. Field Ornithol., 67(4):612-613
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Title
Reverse mounting in the American Kestrel.
Author(s): REED BOWMAN AND ELIZABETH M. CURLEY
Abstract: Reverse mounting during mating has been reported in a number of avian orders (see James 1983 for review). Several authors imply that the behavior is aberrant (Ficken 1963, Nolan 1978, Thompson and Lanyon 1979), while others suggest that reverse mount..[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 98(3), 1986, pp. 412-473
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Title
Plasma corticosterone in American kestrel siblings: effects of age,
hatching order, and hatching asynchrony

Author(s): Oliver P. Love, David M. Bird, and Laird J. Shutt
Abstract: Although it is well documented that hatching asynchrony in birds can lead to competitive and developmental hierarchies, potentially
greatly affecting growth and survival of nestlings, hatching asynchrony may also precipitate modulations in neuroendo..[more]..
Source: Hormones and Behavior 43 (2003) 480-488
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Title
ECOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF MATE REPLACEMENT IN THE
AMERICAN KESTREL

Author(s): REED BOWMAN AND DAVID M. BIRD
Abstract: During 1983 and 1984 one adult member of 20 pairs of breeding kestrels was removed
from the wild during the third week of incubation. We measured several variables, e.g., relative prey abundance, female body condition, territory size, amount of adja..[more]..
Source: The Condor 88:440-445
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Title
Haemoproteus tinnunculus in the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Author(s): P. J. Maloney
Abstract: Unspecified species of Haemoproteus have been recorded from American Kestrels in Texas, Colorado and Panama; and Haemoproteus elani de Mello, 1935 has been recorded from kestrels in Oklahoma. However, there are no published identifications of Haemopr..[more]..
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 20(1), 1984, pp 57-58
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Title
Misdirected incubation in American Kestrels: a case of competition for nest sites?
Author(s): RUSSELL D. DAWSON AND GARY R. BORTOLOTTI
Abstract: Reports of birds exhibiting unusual incubation behaviors are perhaps not surprising, given
the wide variety of physical properties that can elicit incubation responses in birds (see
Baerends and Drent 1982). Birds that normally are solitary nesters..[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 109(4), 1997, pp. 732-734
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Title
Study Plan for Avian Injury Study
Author(s): unknown
Abstract: Past and continuing discharges of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have contaminated the natural resources of the Hudson River. The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees – New York State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of t..[more]..
Source: HUDSON RIVER NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES
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Title
Size dimorphism in mated pairs of American Kestrels
Author(s): REED BOWMAN
Abstract: The degree of dimorphism between males and females has been examined in a number of raptors (Storer 1966, Reynolds 1972, Balgooyen 1976, Snyder and Wiley 1976), but few studies have reported the amount of dimorphism between mated pairs of birds. If t..[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 99(3), 1987, pp. 465-467
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Title
Hypothermic tolerance in an embryonic
American kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Author(s): Keith W. Sockman and Hubert Schwabl
Abstract: Embryos of several bird species tolerate acute hypothermia. However, the extent to which it can be tolerated
by wild species living under natural conditions is poorly documented. At a single American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
nest 15 days into inc..[more]..
Source: Can. J. Zool. 76: 1399-1402 (1998)
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Title
The effects of temperature and artificial rain on the metabolism of
American kestrels (Falco sparverius)

Author(s): Glenn R. Wilson, Sheldon J. Cooper, James A. Gessaman
Abstract: The effect of rainfall on the metabolism of birds is poorly understood. We measured the metabolism as rate of oxygen consumption (V? O2)
of four male and four female American kestrels (Falco sparverius) using open-circuit respirometry. We measured V..[more]..
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 139 (2004) 389- 394
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Title
Carotenoid concentration and coloration of American
Kestrels (Falco sparverius) disrupted by experimental
exposure to PCBs

Author(s): GARY R. BORTOLOTTI et al.
Abstract: Bright coloration in birds is typically a sexually selected trait. Expression of such
traits is sensitive to environmental factors, so they can function as bioindicators of
environmental contamination. Of particular value may be carotenoid-based co..[more]..
Source: Functional Ecology 2003 17, 651-657
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Title
VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN AMERICAN KESTREL (FALCO SPAR VERIUS) NESTLINGS
Author(s): JOHN A. SMALLWOOD et al.
Abstract: We studied the acoustical characteristics of calls made by nestling American Kestrels (Falco sparverius). A total of 563 vocal samples was obtained from 88 chicks (49 males and 39 females) from 20 broods. Thirteen frequency, three numerical, and two ..[more]..
Source: j. Raptor Res. 37(1):37-43
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Title
Nest Success of Southeastern American Kestrels
Associated with Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in
Old-Growth Longleaf Pine Habitat in Northwest Florida

Author(s): KATHLEEN E. GAULT et al.
Abstract: The Southeastern American Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus), a
non-migratory subspecies of the widespread American Kestrel, has declined to
the point that it is listed as threatened in Florida, the state in which it is most
common. We studied the ..[more]..
Source: SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST 3(2):191-204
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Title
Capture Rate of American Kestrel During Nonbreeding
Season Influenced by Sex of Bird in
Upstate South Carolina

Author(s): Samuel H. deMent and Reed S. deMent
Abstract: Assuming equal distribution of male and female American Kestrels (Falco
sparverius) according to genetic frequency, a near equal capture rate might be
anticipated (Cooke et al. 1987). Conversely, it is known that during the nesting
season males te..[more]..
Source: The Chat, Vol. 65, No.3, Summer 2001
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All of Falconidae

  1. American Kestrel
  2. Falco sparverius
  1. Amur Falcon
  2. Falco amurensis
  1. Barbary Falcon
  2. Falco pelegrinoides
  1. Eleonoras Falcon
  2. Falco eleonorae
  1. Gyrfalcon
  2. Falco rusticolus
  1. Hobby
  2. Falco subbuteo
  1. Kestrel
  2. Falco tinnunculus
  1. Lanner Falcon
  2. Falco biarmicus
  1. Lesser Kestrel
  2. Falco naumanni
  1. Merlin
  2. Falco columbarius
  1. Peregrine Falcon
  2. Falco peregrinus
  1. Red-footed Falcon
  2. Falco vespertinus
  1. Saker Falcon
  2. Falco cherrug
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