Tag: Falco sparverius

Capture Rate of American Kestrel During NonbreedingSeason Influenced by Sex of Bird inUpstate South Carolina

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Science Article 9 abstract Assuming equal distribution of male and female American Kestrels (Falcosparverius) according to genetic frequency, a near equal capture rate might beanticipated (Cooke et al. 1987). Conversely, it is known that during the nestingseason males tend to provide most of the female’s energetic needs, so maleswould be more […]

Reverse mounting in the American Kestrel.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Science Article 17 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 mounting is a normal behavioral trait during courtship […]

Study Plan for Avian Injury Study

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Science Article 21 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 the Interior – are conducting a natural resource damage assessment […]

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Falco sparverius | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] American Kestrel | [FR] Crecerelle d’Amerique | [DE] Buntfalke | [ES] Cernicalo chitero | [NL] Amerikaanse Torenvalk Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Members of the genus falco are mostly medium-sized falcons, but vary from the large peregrine falcon to the small […]