Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758,

Suárez, William, 2020, The fossil avifauna of the tar seeps Las Breas de San Felipe, Matanzas, Cuba, Zootaxa 4780 (1), pp. 1-53: 38

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Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758
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Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758 

American kestrel; Cernícalo

Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758  , Syst. Nat. (Ed.10) no.1, p. 90.

Referred material. San Felipe I: Distal half of left tibiotarsus, MNHNCu 75.4758.

Description. The known specimen does not differ from Falco sparverius sparverioides Vigors, 1827  , being smaller and less robust when compared with the nominative form F. s. sparverius Linnaeus, 1758  .

Comments. The American Kestrel is a common permanent resident in Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, and some cays, where it prefers habitats with open areas ( Garrido & Kirkconnell 2011: 82). It has been previously registered for Cuban cave deposits ( Jiménez Vázquez 1997; Suárez & Olson 2001a). As in Accipiter striatus fringilloides  , remains of this kestrel of Cuba can be quickly distinguished from their continental equivalent by the smaller size.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Falconiformes

Family

Falconidae

Genus

Falco

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Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758

Suárez, William 2020
2020
Loc

Falco sparverius

Linnaeus 1758
1758