Observations in the Genus: Falco

Common Name: Falcons or Valke

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Feasting Falcon

SAM_2532 (2) [Rock Kestrel (Falco rupicolus)]
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Location: Helderberg, Lower slopes
Observed: 23rd June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

I was photographing the burnt vegetation in this area when I found this Kestrel disemboweling its catch in the bare tree. I would never have noticed it if I hadn't been standing still and quiet enough to hear its talons scraping the dry bark. I had been walking close to the tree for some time before I noticed the Kestrel, but it was only when I took and interest in it that it became wary of me and eventually flew off.

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Falcon

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Location: DeMorgenzon Stellenbosch
Observed: 27th February 2016
Added: 30th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Demorgenzon raptor

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Location: DeMorgenzon Stellenbosch
Observed: 27th February 2016
Added: 30th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Juvenile Lanner Falcon?

AAA Falcon, Lanner (juvenile)
By: jgietzmannjgietzmann’s reputation in Birds
Location: Road to WCNP
Observed: 2nd March 2014
Added: 26th June 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:8
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Rooivalk

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: R33 - Zoetfontein
Observed: 25th May 2016
Added: 25th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Kraaibosch George
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 24th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel (Doringbaai)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Doringbaai
Observed: 24th March 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Lanner falcon, Edelvalk

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel

Rock Kestrel
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Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 5th March 2015
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Lunch

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Location: Silvermine (Nature Reserve)
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 2nd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Cant tell what it's eating.

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Heronry falcon

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Amur or Red-footed Falcon ?

Amur or Red-footed Falcon
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Location: Cheetah Plains
Observed: 10th April 2016
Added: 11th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Slithery brekkie

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Location: Draaihoek Lodge
Observed: 5th April 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Amur Falcon (Nywele)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Nywele
Observed: 7th February 2016
Added: 5th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Amur Falcon - M&F (R396)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R396 (8)
Observed: 31st January 2016
Added: 31st March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Falcon eats blacksmith

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Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed: 22nd March 2016
Added: 22nd March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:5
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Falcon

P1060962
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Location: Umhlanga
Observed: 19th March 2016
Added: 19th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Was surprised to see any sort of Falcon here by the beach! Of the few options Roberts gave me based on my location Lanner was the closest. How-ever the general consensus is that it is a sub-adult Peregrine!

A new bird for the area! (as well as my life-list!)

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Falcon

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 17th March 2016
Added: 18th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Lesser Kestrel

P1060906
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Location: Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Observed: 12th March 2016
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Greyton kestrel

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Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed: 29th February 2016
Added: 29th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel (R323)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R323 (1)
Observed: 28th December 2015
Added: 21st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Resident Kestrel

SAM_9264 (2)
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Location: Geelbek Area
Observed: 20th January 2016
Added: 12th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

A single kestrel, seen every single day perched around the student accommodation.

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Falcon

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Location: Eastern Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 8th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Kestrel

Kestrel
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Smuts Track: Window Gorge
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Nursery Ravine/Skeleton Gorge Hike
Observed: 27th December 2015
Added: 19th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lanner chasing Black Eagle

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Location: Walter Sisulu NBG
Observed: 19th September 2015
Added: 3rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Black eagle left nest site after wich it got attact and chased by the Lanner

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Distant kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Olifantsbos, Cape Point
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 31st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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in the blink of an eye

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Haarwegskloof accommodation yard
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 30th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

a wild rollercoaster chase lasting one or two seconds: both disappeared into the grass and then the predator sped off with a swallow in brief persuit. Sorry: as good as I could get - assumed Lanner or Peregrine …

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Distant sentinel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Nursery Ravine/Skeleton Gorge Hike
Observed: 13th December 2015
Added: 24th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Hangman's hood

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed: 11th July 2015
Added: 5th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Rehabilitated, but unreleasable. See drooping left wing

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