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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Greater Kestrel

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Location: Close to Kleinsee
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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
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Rock Kestrel

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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: 21st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Orpen Rd, Outside, A14a
Observed: 9th August 2014
Added: 3rd September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Red rock falcon at Titiesbaai

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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: Titiesbaai, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st September 2014
Added: 3rd September 2014
Identifications:4
Agreements:2
Comments:8
Description:

Eating a large mouse of unknown kind; so tame we were able to approach within 3m before it flew off [with the mouse]

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Rock Kestrel

rock kestel 7 12 2006
By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - South
Observed: 7th December 2006
Added: 2nd August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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The "Bywoner" scrambles in

Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus subsp. semitorquatus)
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: Klein Aus Vist, Namibia
Observed: 18th July 2014
Added: 30th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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A Pygmy Falcon was spotted on a branch below the Sociable Weaver nest towards late afternoon, and as I aimed my camera at it, it disappeared into a chamber in the nest. We were there for only one night, and did not spot falcon again

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Greater kestrel

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Location: CKGR, Ghanzi Piper
Observed: 3rd July 2014
Added: 24th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Orpen Rd, Forest Glade
Observed: 16th July 2014
Added: 18th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bird pose at Wakkerstroom

Wakkerstroom bird
By: Suvarna_PB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vlei, Wakkerstroom
Observed: 30th January 2014
Added: 10th July 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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_MG_5349 (Large)

_MG_5349 (Large)
By: Patrick Lane
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape NatureCedarberg ConservancyCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Unnamed Road, West Coast DC
Observed: 29th June 2014
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Dickinson's kestrel

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Location: Thulemela-west baobab forest
Observed: 4th September 2013
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Rock Kestrel 2

Rock Kestrel
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Location: P237, St Lucia Park
Observed: 22nd June 2014
Added: 24th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Birds of prey

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By: Maphisa David
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: KwaMdaki
Observed: 12th July 2012
Added: 13th June 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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junior showing off low-level

junior showing off low-level
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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed: 18th January 2008
Added: 13th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

subadult members of the flock which were feasting on alates in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263361
similar to females but browner

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Amur - fermale in flight

Amur - female in flight
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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed: 18th January 2008
Added: 13th June 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

females in feasting party http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263361
In the 2nd photo the bird is eating an alate which she has caught with her feet - this appears to be the norm.

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