Observations in the Family: Falconidae

Common Name: Falcons or Kestrels 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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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
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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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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer’s reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer’s reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer’s reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer’s reputation in Birds
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
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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

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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
Friends of Tokai Park
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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

in the blink of an eye
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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Soaring Aeronaut

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: A15e, Tokai Park
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 1st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lanner Falcon vs Pied Crows

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Location: home
Observed: 21st November 2015
Added: 23rd November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

This Lanner had caught something over the school field behind us while a bloom of hatching flying ants was going on. Two Pied Crows who were eating the aleates on the field, followed the Lanner high up to the top of a large gum tree and tried their hardest to get the Lanner to give up whatever he had in his clutches, going as far as peeling bark of the tree and dropping it onto its head! This interaction went on for almost ten minutes. I have video footage of one of the crows attacking the Lanner, trying to grab the prey from his grasp.

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Buazzard? Help please

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Location: Rooiberg - Western Cape
Observed: 25th September 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Lesser Kestrel (CNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Camdeboo National Park - Valley
Observed: 26th August 2015
Added: 28th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Falco peregrinus subsp. minor (Peregrine Falcon)

Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: St Blaize Trail
Observed: 16th August 2015
Added: 18th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:2
Description:

Let me compose myself before I look into the camera!

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Rooivalk

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Haakdoringdrift
Observed: 14th August 2015
Added: 16th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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early morning so still quite cool ? Shikra ?Lanner falcon??

474 unable to identify? Shikra?lanner falcon, still cold and the bird seemed fluffed up
By: _angie
Location: Near Okaukuejo
Observed: 11th July 2015
Added: 14th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Mopane treeveld

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Not a Golfing Eagle but a Kestrel

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Mossel Bay Golf Course
Observed: 24th February 2014
Added: 12th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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