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

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

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

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Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel - Cape Farmlands 123 (3)
By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Cape Farmlands
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 30th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Kestrel

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Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 27th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Greater Kestrel

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Location: Close to Kleinsee
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrels at the two 'o clock flying display

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed: 22nd March 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed: 22nd March 2014
Added: 21st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

In the rehabiliation aviary in preparation for release.

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Rock kestrel

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Location: Unnamed Road, Namakwa
Observed: 19th October 2014
Added: 5th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Amur falcon

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Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed: 17th January 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Amur falcon

Amur falcon
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: Eastern Shores iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 4th April 2012
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Observed on ESKOM line on the main road to Cape Vidal (Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park).

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sit still!

sit still!
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R540, Ehlanzeni
Observed: 12th October 2014
Added: 13th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape

Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape
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Location: Namakwa dirt road, N/ville to B/kloof NCape
Observed: 9th September 2014
Added: 4th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Pygmy present - Mier NCape

Pygmy present - Mier NCape
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Location: R360, Mier NCape
Observed: 8th September 2014
Added: 1st October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Pygmy poppet - Kgalagadi NCape

Pygmy poppet - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Auob River, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 7th September 2014
Added: 30th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

It took seven days in the park before we found a falcon! Clearly we had been in the wrong riverbed ;-)

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Juvenile Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape

Juvenile Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Kousant<-->Polentswa, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 6th September 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape

Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 6th September 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Success! - Kgalagadi NCape

Success! - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Cubitje Quap, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed: 4th September 2014
Added: 27th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Lanners cannot fly very far, high or well with a sandgrouse in their talons. Jackals know this and chase them all over the place. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the jackals.

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Looking innocent - Kgalagadi NCape

Looking innocent - Kgalagadi NCape
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Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 26th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Was being mobbed by juve BSK

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Comfy kestrel - Kgalagadi NCape

Comfy kestrel - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Rooiputs, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park NCape
Observed: 1st September 2014
Added: 24th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Simonne
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: R27, Cape Farms
Observed: 23rd September 2014
Added: 23rd September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Pygmy falcon

Pygmy falcon
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed: 4th September 2013
Added: 21st September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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