Order: Falconiformes | Family: Falconidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult \ Sex: Males | Loc. Piura | Arequipa Peru
Age: Adult \ Sex: Females | Loc. Peru | Colombia
Age: Adult \ Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Ica, Peru
Age: Adult \ Sex: Males | Loc. Piura | Ica, Peru
Status: The American Kestrel is widespread and common to uncommon on western lowlands and slope of the Andes, as well as the high Andes. It is known to range to elevations up to 4500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Cernícalo Americano.
Sub-species: American Kestrel (Falco sparverius peruvianus), Cory 1915. SE Peru and Chile.
(F. s. cinnamominus), Swainson 1838. Subtropical SW Ecuador, W Peru and N Chile.
Meaning of Name: Falco: Gr. phalkön= falcon. sparverius: L. spaverius= small hawk; small falcon.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.