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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Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

 Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Duinepos
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Rock kestrel, Kransvalk

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 5th April 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Greater kestrel, Grootrooivalk

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Location: Dune 45, near Sossusvlei
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

 Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

 Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)

 Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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A Rare Sight around here

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

You hardly ever see falcons around here.

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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: 20th January 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

This is the first time i have seen a bird of prey that isn't an owl perching in the gardens. In the fourth photo, it is perched atop the giant protea bushes of the protea garden where you would usually see sugarbirds.

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Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP

Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP
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: Unknown - on display at the Bredasdorp Flower Show
Observed: 29th August 2014
Added: 5th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Named specimen at show - locality not recorded

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red footed falcon

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Location: chobe riverside woods
Observed: 6th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Can anyone tell me why most of those in Chobe in early March appeared to be males ?

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Falcons

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Location: leeuwfontein Pizza
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Falco rupicolus eating Rhabdomys pumilio (Striped Field Mouse)

 Falco rupicolus eating Rhabdomys pumilio (Striped Field Mouse)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 26th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Amur Falcons visiting

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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
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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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Location: S356 road, Trompsburg district
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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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