Bird Sounds: American Kestrel

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American Kestrel Calls


Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the American Kestrel. Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Have you heard an American Kestrel? Add your comments below. Be sure to let us know where you live or where you've heard this bird sound before!

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Pamela Montoya (not verified)

2 years 9 months ago

Have about 20 of these that come to eat.. but not to any as i have had in the past..Hope the hawk I see every now and then hasn't got them..Utah some of my favorite .

judith cassidy (not verified)

3 years 5 months ago

Thank you! These birds are familiar to us, but we haven't been clear on which songs go with them. Narrowing them down to these most familiar companions is a great help.

Chris D (not verified)

8 years 3 months ago

Live in central Texas. In town. Two small falcons I think are prairie falcons. Light in color,sz of crows, brown speckled chest. There call is a long high pitch single screech. Not sure what they are. Been here since May.

Anonymous jsbb (not verified)

9 years 1 month ago

i live in ma. with six acres of land and many oak trees and pine trees.i have made friends with this bird and it has protected my fruit trees from squirrels and birds.i have given this bird rewards on occasions.It has circled my property at certain times,and i have seen their nest.

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