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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All male party of 3 in a tree on a windy afternoon

All male party of 3 in a tree on a windy afternoon
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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kestrel in the gardens

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 5th February 2017
Added: 16th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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cliff hanger

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Location: witsand puntjie
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 6th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Pole Kestrel

Pole 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: Matsikammaberg Vondeling road twixt Bodrift and Vondeling
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 5th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Kleinmond lanner falcon, juvenile

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Sat in the tree next door complaining for a considerable while before flying off and engaging in a short bout of aerial acrobatics with another spec in the sky some distance away. First observation of this species from our garden, and this while the mountain was burning.

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I'm watching you

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By: neilcwebb
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Skerpioenspoort, Cederberg
Observed: 17th December 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

Rock Kestrel rest at the top of the poort

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Rock Kestrel

Rock Kestrel
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Baywest Mall Offset
Observed: 27th July 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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White picket fence

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Location: Yzerfontein
Observed: 6th December 2016
Added: 6th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Perched on a white picket fence in an Yzerfontein afternoon.

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Silvermine

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By: Margaret B
Location: Silvermine -dam side
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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At the top of the tree

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Lanner Falcon

Edelvalk (Falco biarmicus
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Location: Kgalagadi
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Feathered helicopter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed: 31st August 2016
Added: 1st September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Two birds hunting over cropland

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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
Comments:0
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
Comments: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
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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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
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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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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By: Andrewm
Friends of the Liesbeek
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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
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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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

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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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