Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail 18.21 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 44.85 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude max
Additional detail -65.4 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -94.1 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
body mass average
Additional detail 117 g Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail 114.55 g Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
weight
Additional detail 117 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 9 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
Habitat
Additional detail agricultural feature Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail anthropogenic geographic feature
  • anthropogenic geographic feature
    An anthropogenic geographic feature is a geographic feature resulting from the influence of human beings on nature.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000002
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail anthropogenic geographic feature
  • anthropogenic geographic feature
    An anthropogenic geographic feature is a geographic feature resulting from the influence of human beings on nature.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000002
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail badland
  • badland
    An arid terrain with clay-rich soil that has been extensively eroded by wind and water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000127
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail boulder
  • boulder
    A piece of rock with a grain size above 300 millimetres in diameter. Smaller boulders are, at times, referred to as rocks or stones.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000243
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail chaparral
  • chaparral
    A shrubland area found primarily in regions with a Mediterranean climate (mid, wet winters and hot dry summers) often shaped by wildfires.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000301
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cliff Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cliff Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coniferous forest biome
  • coniferous forest biome
    A coniferous forest biome is a forest biome which contains densely packed populations or communities of coniferous trees, strongly limiting light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000196
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail crevasse Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail desert
  • desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail desert
  • desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail dune Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail dune Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail dune Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail farm
  • farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail farm
  • farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail flood plain
  • flood plain
    An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000255
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail freshwater habitat
  • freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
Additional detail grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail hammock
  • hammock
    A patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000516
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail juniper woodland
  • juniper woodland
    A juniper woodland is a woodland which has a tree community primarily composed of trees of the genus Juniperus.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000241
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake shore
  • lake shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000382
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail meadow
  • meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mount
  • mount
    A mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. Typically formed from volcanoes that rise abruptly and are usually found rising from a seafloor of 1,000 - 4,000 meters depth. Independent features that rise to at least 1,000 meters above the seafloor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000264
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mountain
  • mountain
    A landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit and a local relief of more than 300m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000081
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail national forest
  • national forest
    A protected forest or woodland area in the United States. National forests are controlled by the federal government and managed by the United States Forest Service, under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000360
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail nest of bird
  • nest of bird
    A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005805
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail oak woodland
  • oak woodland
    An oak woodland is a woodland which has a tree community primarily composed of oak trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000239
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail orchard
  • orchard
    An intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food, typically fruit, production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000115
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pasture
  • pasture
    Grassland used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000266
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peak Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pinyon juniper woodland
  • pinyon juniper woodland
    A pinyon juniper woodland is a conifer woodland which has a tree community primarily composed of trees of the subsection Cembroides of the genus Pinus and the genus Juniperus.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000244
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pinyon juniper woodland
  • pinyon juniper woodland
    A pinyon juniper woodland is a conifer woodland which has a tree community primarily composed of trees of the subsection Cembroides of the genus Pinus and the genus Juniperus.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000244
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pond
  • pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail road
  • road
    An open way for the passage of vehicles, persons, or animals on land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000064
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail rock
  • rock
    A mass of the mineral material of the crust of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001995
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sandstone
  • sandstone
    A sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002055
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wood Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Foraging Habitat
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
Primary Diet
Additional detail eats invertebrates adult Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail American Crow GloBI  
Additional detail Anguilla Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Bananaquit GloBI  
Additional detail Bearded Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Beetles GloBI  
Additional detail Bobcat GloBI  
Additional detail Broad-eared Bat GloBI  
Additional detail California Vole GloBI  
Additional detail Centipedes GloBI  
Additional detail Cliff Chipmunk GloBI  
Additional detail Common Nighthawk GloBI  
Additional detail Common Raven GloBI  
Additional detail Cottontail Rabbits GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Curve-billed Thrasher GloBI  
Additional detail Desert Pocket Mouse GloBI  
Additional detail Elaenias GloBI  
Additional detail Falcons GloBI  
Additional detail Five-lined Skink GloBI  
Additional detail Golden Eagle GloBI  
Additional detail Goldfinches GloBI  
Additional detail Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids GloBI  
Additional detail Grassquits GloBI  
Additional detail Great Horned Owl GloBI  
Additional detail House Finch GloBI  
Additional detail Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Kangaroo Rats GloBI  
Additional detail Lark Bunting GloBI  
Additional detail Lesser Antillean Bullfinch GloBI  
Additional detail Millipedes GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Raccoon GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Pigeons and Doves GloBI  
Additional detail Prairie Falcon GloBI  
Additional detail Red-tailed Hawk GloBI  
Additional detail Sage Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Spotted Skunk GloBI  
Additional detail Storks and Allies GloBI  
Additional detail Striped Skunk GloBI  
Additional detail White-crowned Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Yanez's Lava Lizard GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow Warbler GloBI  
feeds on
Additional detail Anguilla Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Bananaquit GloBI  
Additional detail Bearded Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Beetles GloBI  
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail Broad-eared Bat GloBI  
Additional detail California Vole GloBI  
Additional detail Centipedes GloBI  
Additional detail Cliff Chipmunk GloBI  
Additional detail Common Green Darner GloBI  
Additional detail Common Nighthawk GloBI  
Additional detail Cottontail Rabbits GloBI  
Additional detail Desert Pocket Mouse GloBI  
Additional detail Elaenias GloBI  
Additional detail Five-lined Skink GloBI  
Additional detail Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids GloBI  
Additional detail Grassquits GloBI  
Additional detail Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Kangaroo Rats GloBI  
Additional detail Lark Bunting GloBI  
Additional detail Lesser Antillean Bullfinch GloBI  
Additional detail Meadow Vole GloBI  
Additional detail Millipedes GloBI  
Additional detail Odonate GloBI  
Additional detail Yanez's Lava Lizard GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow Warbler GloBI  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
interacts with
Additional detail American Kestrel GloBI  
Additional detail American Kestrel GloBI  
Additional detail American Tree Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Anguilla Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Anna's Hummingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Bananaquit GloBI  
Additional detail Barn Swallow GloBI  
Additional detail Bearded Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Black Saddlebags GloBI  
Additional detail Black-capped Chickadee GloBI  
Additional detail Brazilian Guinea Pig GloBI  
Additional detail Broad-eared Bat GloBI  
Additional detail California Vole GloBI  
Additional detail Chilean Shrew Opossum GloBI  
Additional detail Chipping Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Cliff Chipmunk GloBI  
Additional detail Common Nighthawk GloBI  
Additional detail Curve-billed Thrasher GloBI  
Additional detail Desert Pocket Mouse GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Bluebird GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Kingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Five-lined Skink GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Ameiva GloBI  
Additional detail Green Anole GloBI  
Additional detail Hoary Bat GloBI  
Additional detail House Finch GloBI  
Additional detail House Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Lark Bunting GloBI  
Additional detail Lesser Antillean Bullfinch GloBI  
Additional detail Mexican Free-tailed Bat GloBI  
Additional detail Mountain Bluebird GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Finch GloBI  
Additional detail Red Crossbill GloBI  
Additional detail Rock Dove GloBI  
Additional detail Rufous-crowned Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Sage Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Sand Martin GloBI  
Additional detail Scaled Quail GloBI  
Additional detail Tree Swallow GloBI  
Additional detail Wagner''s Bonneted Bat GloBI  
Additional detail Western Plains Garter Snake GloBI  
Additional detail White-crowned Sparrow GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow Warbler GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow-pine Chipmunk GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
nest type
Additional detail cavity
  • cavity
    The nest is placed in a cavity with a narrow/protected entrance.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nestCavity
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
Developmental Mode
Additional detail altricial
  • altricial
    Parent(s) provide food and thermoregulation (e.g., passerines).
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/altricial
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
foraging time
Additional detail diurnal Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
parental care
Additional detail occasionally breeds cooperatively
  • occasionally breeds cooperatively
    The species has been known to breed cooperatively, with nonparents providing care.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/occasionalCooperativeBreeding
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 4.6 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
log10 productivity
Additional detail -0.165 Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
Litters per year
Additional detail 1.5 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
total life span max
Additional detail 17 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 1.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 1.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Growth rate
Additional detail 0.28 per day AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 29 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 4.9 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 1.8 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology  
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
Not invasive in
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

Other

Data about <i>Falco sparverius</i>
MigratoryStatus
Additional detail migratory
  • migratory
    Makes seasonal movements between breeding and wintering grounds
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Migratory
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
genome size
Additional detail 1.43 pg Wright et al, 2014  
Additional detail 1.43 pg Wright et al, 2014  

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