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Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel (Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus, alexandri or rupicolus]) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae

Scientific:
  Falco tinnunculus
Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Protonym:
  Falco Tinnunculus

Avibase ID:
  D99158DF0C977827

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175620

Geographic range:

  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus: N Africa, Europe and Middle East to Siberia
  • Falco tinnunculus dacotiae: E Canary Islands
  • Falco tinnunculus rufescens: West Africa to Ethiopia, Tanzania and n Angola
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis: NE Africa and Arabia
  • Falco tinnunculus interstinctus: Tibet to China and Japan; winters to India, Malaya, Philippines
  • Falco tinnunculus objurgatus: S India (Western and Eastern Ghats) and Sri Lanka
  • Falco tinnunculus archeri: Somalia, coastal Kenya and Socotra
  • Falco tinnunculus canariensis: Madeira and w Canary Islands
  • Falco rupicolus: N Angola to s Zaire, s Tanzania and South Africa
  • Falco neglectus: N Cape Verde Islands
  • Falco alexandri: SE Cape Verde Islands
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel
Czech:
  poštolka obecná
German:
  Turmfalke
Danish:
  Tårnfalk
Spanish:
  Cernícalo Vulgar
Finnish:
  tuulihaukka
French:
  Faucon crécerelle, C. négligée ou C. d'Alexander
Icelandic:
  Turnfálki
Italian:
  Gheppio comune
Japanese:
  chougembou
Japanese:
  チョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
  Torenvalk
Norwegian:
  Tårnfalk
Polish:
  pustułka
Portuguese:
  Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil):
  peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Russian:
  Обыкновенная пустельга
Slovak:
  sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Swedish:
  Tornfalk
Chinese:
  红隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Cerchneis tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus, alexandri or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Faucon crécerelle ( Falco tinnunculus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Faucon crécerelle ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 1st edition:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 4th edition:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
eBird version 1.55:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
James Lee Peters:
    Falco tinnunculus
James Lee Peters (original):
    Falco tinnunculus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Falco tinnunculus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Falco tinnunculus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: this taxon has now been split

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kransvalk, Rooivalk
Arabic: العوسق, العوسق شرياصة، ترمة شيانية
Azerbaijani: Adi muymulu
Belarusian: Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: Керкенез, Черношипа ветрушка
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod, Gainèl
Catalan: Xoriguer, Xoriguer comú, Xoriguer petit
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
Czech: Poštolka, Poštolka obecná
Welsh: Cudyll coch, Cudyll y gwynt, Curyll coch, Curyll y gwynt, Gellan goch, Y genlli goch
Danish: Tårnfalk
German: Rüttelfalke, Turmfalke
Greek: Βραχοκιρκίνεζο
English: Common Kestrel, Common Kestrel (sensu lato), Common, Lesser Cape Verde, Greater Cape Verde or South African Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, Kestrel, Old World Kestrel, Rock Kestrel
Esperanto: Turfalko
Spanish: Cernícalo Primilla, Cernícalo real, Cernicalo Vulgar, Cernícalo Vulgar
Estonian: Tuuletallaja
Basque: Belatz, Belatz gorria, Xoriguer comú
Finnish: Tuulihaukka
Faroese: Grýtissmyril
French: Crécerelle des clochers, Crécerelle des rochers, Faucon crécerelle, Faucon crécerelle, C. négligée ou C. d'Alexander, Faucon crécerellette
Frisian: Reade Wikel
Irish: Pocaire Gaoithe, Seabhac buidhe
Gaelic: Clamhan Ruadh
Galician: Lagarteiro, Xoriguer comú
Manx: Stannair ruy, Stannoir Ruy
Hebrew: בז מצוי
Croatian: Vjetruša, Vjetruša kliktavka
Hungarian: Vörös vércse
Armenian: [Sovorakan Hoghmavar Baze ], Սովորական Հողմավար Բազե
Indonesian: Alap-alap, Alapalap Erasia
Icelandic: Turnfálki
Italian: Gheppio, Gheppio comune
Japanese: Chogen bo, Choogenboo, chougembou, Chougenbou, Ma-guso-daka
Japanese: チョウゲンボウ, マグソダカ
Georgian: ჩვეულებრივი კირკიტა
Khakas: Кöйкенек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі күйкентай
Korean: 황조롱이
Cornish: Tygry
Latin: Cerchneis tinnunculus, Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri], Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus, alexandri or rupicolus], Falco tinnuculus, Falco tinnunculus
Lithuanian: Pelesakalis, Pelėsakalis
Latvian: Lauku piekūns
Macedonian: Ветрушка, Ветрушка црнонокта, Обична (Црнонокна) ветрушка
Malayalam: വിറയന്‍  പുള്ള്
Mongolian: Начин шонхор
Malay: Falko Serant, Helang Kestrel
Maltese: Spanjulett
Dutch: Torenvalk
Norwegian: Tårnfalk, Værhellar, Værstillar
Polish: pustulka, Pustułka, pustułka (zwyczajna), Pustułka zwyczajna
Portuguese: peneireiro vulgar, Peneireiro- vulgar, Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil): peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Romansh: Crivel
Romanian: Vânturel roşu
Russian: Обыкновенная пустельга, Пустельга обыкновенная
Sardinian: Spradderi, Storillu, Storittu, Tilibriu, Tzrepedderi, Zerpedderi
Scots: Clamhan ruadh
Northern Sami: Bieggafálli
Slovak: Sokol myšiar, sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Slovenian: navadna postovka, postovka
Albanian: Skifteri kthetrazi
Serbian: obicna vetruša, obicna vjetruška, obična vjetruška, Vetruška, Vetruška, obicna vetruša, Ветрушка, Обична ветруша
Swedish: Tornfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kichwa-kijivu
Thai: เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล
Turkmen: kerkenez
Turkish: Bayağı Kerkenez, Kerkenez
Tuvinian: Астынар шаңгыр, Тенек-куш
Ukrainian: Боривітер звичайний , Звичайний боривiтер, Звичайний боривітер, Постiльга
Vietnamese: Cắt hung lưng, Cắt lưng hung
Chinese: [hong sun], [hong zhun], 紅隼, 红 隼, 红隼
Chinese (Taiwan): [hong zhun], 紅隼

 

         

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