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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Kransvalk

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: D1934 Wildebeespan 145
Observed: 13th March 2017
Added: 15th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Groot Rooivalk

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: D1934 Merrie Kuil 143
Observed: 13th March 2017
Added: 15th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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valkie

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Location: naby windburg
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 14th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

groepie van vyf valkies

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Falcons

Falcons
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: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 8th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Amur Falcon

Falco amurensis
By: Gigi
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 6th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Indistinct malar stripe

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Distant Falcon on a line

Falco amurensis
By: Gigi
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Location: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 6th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Pylon bird

kestrel
By: sallyslak
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Location: Herbertsdale rd
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

The bird, vocalising excitedly, landed on the circular thingy on the right-hand side of the pylon several times before flying off. I'm unsure if the bird was holding the prey before landing on the pylon.

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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:4
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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
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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
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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

Silvemine
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
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Description:

Two birds hunting over cropland

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Pygmy in the Shadows.

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th June 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Was in the same tree as a colony of sociable weavers

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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
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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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Pygmy Falcon

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 18th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Description:

Spotted four of these birds on different days, each hanging around a different sociable weaver colony

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Juvenile Lanner Falcon?

AAA Falcon, Lanner (juvenile)
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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
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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
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Location: Kraaibosch George
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 24th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Rock Kestrel (Doringbaai)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Doringbaai
Observed: 24th March 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Lanner falcon, Edelvalk

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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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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