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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Amur Falcons visiting

Amur Falcons
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Location: Catalina Bay Area
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Approx. 30 birds.

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Lanner Falcon with prey

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Location: R572 Vivo to Mara
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 17th March 2015
Likely ID: Falco biarmicus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Lanner falcon with prey. Female was feeding while smaller male was hanging around. The bird was Columba livia from local village.

I was impressed at the amount of flesh the bird was consuming.

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Rock Kestrel

Rock 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: Llundudno Corner
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Falcon

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Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 8th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Lanner Falcon (Mtata)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Ncambele
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 9th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lanner

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Location: Halali, Namibia
Observed: 2nd December 2014
Added: 6th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Young Kestrel

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Location: west coas
Observed: 26th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Lesser Kestrel - Kleinrooivalk

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By: PottasPottas’s reputation in BirdsPottas’s reputation in BirdsPottas’s reputation in Birds
Location: S356 road, Trompsburg district
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Peregrine

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Location: Okaukuejo, Etosha
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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ID please

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By: dearie1953
Location: Pilanesberg
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Eastern Redfoot Kestrel (Carolina)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: R36 Carolina
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Eastern Redfoot Kestrel (Heilbron)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: R34 Heilbron
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 17th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Eastern Red-footed Kestrel - S140 - Oostelike Rooipootvalk

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Location: S140, Trompsburg
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 15th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Kurious Kestrel

falco tinnunculus
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Cape Columbine
Observed: 2nd February 2015
Added: 10th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Raptor about 25cm, typical coloration, very curious, kept circling around us and peering into our car

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Rock Kestrel

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Location: Erongo, Namibia
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 8th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Kestrel

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Monate, Herald.s Bay
Observed: 6th February 2015
Added: 7th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:5
Description:

On a power line poles. Seen hovering, plunging down after prey. Several more similar looking birds around at the time.

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Rock Kestrel

Cape Point 116
By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Cape Point
Observed: 31st January 2015
Added: 2nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Amur Falcon ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Malelane Gate, KNP
Observed: 16th January 2015
Added: 2nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Red-necked Falcon

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Location: Okaukuejo, Etosha
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 1st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel

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Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Female - fine black barring on upper tail

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Greater Kestrel

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Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia
Observed: 25th November 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Amur Falcon

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Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve ,Gauteng
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Amur

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Location: Drak Gardens Road
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Amure Falcon

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Location: KNP
Observed: 9th January 2015
Added: 13th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

Around 50 birds where hunting some sort of ground insect, most likely locusts. they did so among a small flock of White stork.

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Raptor nr 19 at WSNBG if my ID is correct

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Location: Walter
Observed: 12th January 2015
Added: 12th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Eleanora's Falcon, very rare vagrant.

Eleonora's Falcon, middle contour path, Devil's Peak.
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Location: Middle contour path, Devil's Peak
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 11th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Seemed to be larger than Lanner. Very noisey.

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Lanner falcon, Edelvalk 2

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 24th September 2014
Added: 11th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lanner falcon, Edelvalk

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 25th December 2014
Added: 11th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Amur falcon???

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Location: Serengeti golf and wildlife estate conservation area
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 3rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I saw many of these birds. I noticed two kinds I would venture the one is female and other male?

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Amur falcon

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Location: Serengeti golf and wildlife estate conservation area
Observed: 3rd January 2015
Added: 3rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I saw about 30 of these birds sitting together on the high tension Eskom lines.

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