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  1. small North American falcon
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Falco sparverius
    • synonyms of American kestrel: kestrel / sparrow hawk
    • more generic word: falcon = diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
    • member of: Falco / genus Falco = a genus of Falconidae
    • geographic area: Caribbean, Middle America, North America, South America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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  1. [zoology] a species of small falcon, Falco sparverius; a kestrel

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Google previewBurridge's Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World (2009)

Volume II - English by John T. Burridge

Duck hawk Mauritius kestrel Bat falcon / White-throated falcon Greater kestrel / White-eyed kestrel / Larger kestrel Gyrfalcon / Iceland falcon Oriental hobby / Burmese hobby American kestrel / Sparrowhawk / American sparrowhawk Eurasian ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

tinnunculus American Kestrel F. rparuerius Red-footed Falcon F. vespertinus ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

sparverius—American kestrel, F. tinnunculus—Old World kestrel.

Google previewRaven Rock Cherokee-English Dictionary (2016)

by Michael Joyner, TommyLee Whitlock

American kestrel: YY [gigi) pg. 87) American robin: How'A' [tsisgwogwol pg 108) American sycamore: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

(For example, the serum ChE activity ofthe American Kestrel, a smallfalcon, consists almostentirely ofAChE and theserum ChE of the laboratoryrat ishighinbothAChE andBuChE activities.)The AChE activity of human blood is localized to its ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

American kestrel. spasm/ go intospasm esp. Br., Aus.have uncontrolled tightening ofa muscle. spat Am., ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Kestrels are mainly Old World birds, but one species, the American kestrel (F. sparverius), often called the SPARROW HAWK in the U.S., ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

Commonly seen birds include Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Pinyon Jay, White-throated Swift, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, and others. Protected Areas. In 1906, Devils Tower was the first ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

the American kestrel. sparse adj. thinly dispersed or scattered. – derivatives sparsely adv. sparseness n. sparsity n. – origin C18: from L. sparsus, past part. of spargere 'scatter'. Spartacist /ˈspɑːtəsɪst, -təkɪst/ n. a member of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

n sparrow hawk, American kestrel (Falco sparverius), ...

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