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Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel

Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri] (= Falco tinnunculus) Linnaeus, C 1758

The common kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, or Old World kestrel. In Britain, where no other kestrel species commonly occurs, it is generally just called "kestrel". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
   Falco
Scientific:
  Falco tinnunculus


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco Tinnunculus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726997


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2DAB45B833D396A3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2DAB45B8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2DAB45B8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175620

Geographic range:

  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus: breeds from Europe, northwest Africa, and the Middle East east to east central Siberia, Afghanistan, and western and northern Pakistan east in the Himalayas to Nepal and Bhutan; in winter also to eastern Africa and southern and southern Asia
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis: NE Africa and Arabia
  • Falco tinnunculus interstinctus: Tibet to China and Japan; winters to India, Malaya, Philippines
  • Falco tinnunculus perpallidus: breeds eastern Siberia (east from the Lena Basin) to Korea and northern China; in winter to eastern China and southeastern Asia
  • Falco tinnunculus objurgatus: S India (Western and Eastern Ghats) and Sri Lanka
  • Falco tinnunculus archeri: Somalia, coastal Kenya and Socotra
  • Falco tinnunculus dacotiae: E Canary Islands
  • Falco tinnunculus rufescens: West Africa to Ethiopia, Tanzania and n Angola
  • Falco tinnunculus canariensis: Madeira and w Canary Islands
  • Falco neglectus: N Cape Verde Islands
  • Falco alexandri: SE Cape Verde Islands
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English:
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel
French:
Faucon crécerelle, C. négligée ou C. d'Alexander


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri])
Clements, version 2021:
Eurasian Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.52:
Eurasian Kestrel (Eurasian) ( Falco tinnunculus [tinnunculus Group]) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2022:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco tinnunculus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus, alexandri or rupicolus]

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Afrikaans: Rooivalk, Toringvalk
Arabic: العوسق, عوسق
Asturian: Peñerina, Peñerina común
Azerbaijani: Adi muymul, Adi muymulu
Belarusian: Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: Обикновена ветрушка, Черношипа ветрушка
Bengali: পাতি কেস্ট্রেল
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod, Falc'hun-logod
Catalan: Xoriguer comú
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
Czech: poštolka obecná
Welsh: Cudyll coch
Danish: Tårnfalk
German: Turmfalke
Greek: Βραχoκιρκίvεζo, Βραχοκιρκίνεζο
Greek (Cypriot): Κίτσης
English: Common Kestrel, Common, Lesser Cape Verde or Greater Cape Verde Kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel (Eurasian), Kestrel
English (United Kingdom): Common Kestrel
English, HBW: Common Kestrel (except rupicolus)
English (India): Eurasian Kestrel (Common Kestrel)
English (IOC): Common Kestrel
English (Kenya): Common Kestrel
English (United States): Eurasian Kestrel
Esperanto: Turfalko
Spanish: Cernícalo vulgar
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Vulgar
Spanish (HBW): Cernícalo vulgar
Estonian: tuuletallaja
Basque: Belatz, Belatz gorri, Belatz gorria
Persian: دلیجه معمولی, دلیجۀ معمولی
Finnish: tuulihaukka
Faroese: Grýtissmyril
French: Faucon crécerelle, Faucon crécerelle, C. négligée ou C. d'Alexander
Frisian: reade wikel
Irish: Pocaire Gaoithe
Gaelic: Clamhan Ruadh
Galician: Lagarteiro, Lagarteiro común, Peneireiro común
Manx: Stannair ruy, Stannoir Ruy
Hebrew: בז מצוי
Croatian: Vjetruša
Hungarian: vörös vércse
Armenian: Սովորական Հողմավար Բազե
Indonesian: Alapalap Erasia, Alap-alap erasia, Burung Alap-alap Erasia
Icelandic: Turnfálki
Italian: Gheppio
Japanese (romaji): chōgenbō, chougenbou, ma-guso-daka
Japanese: チョウゲンボウ, マグソダカ
Japanese (Kanji): 真糞鷹, 長元坊
Georgian: ჩვეულებრივი კირკიტა
Khakas: Кöйкенек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі күйкентай
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi küykentay
Korean: 황조롱이
Korean (Transliteration): hwang-jorongi
Cornish: Tygry
Scientific: Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus or alexandri], Falco tinnunculus, Falco tinnunculus [tinnunculus Group], Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus
Luxembourgish: Kréchel, Tuermfallék
Lithuanian: Paprastasis pelesakalis, Paprastasis pelėsakalis
Latvian: lauka piekuns, lauku piekūns
Macedonian: Ветрушка, Обична (Црнонокна) ветрушка
Malayalam: വിറയന്‍  പുള്ള്, വിറയൻപുള്ള്
Mongolian: Начин шонхор, Шонхор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠨᠠᠴᠢᠨ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Transliteration): nachiŋ shoŋkhor, shoŋkhor
Marathi: खरूची
Malay: Burung Falko Padang, Burung Falko Serani, Burung Helang Kestrel
Maltese: Spanjulett
Nepali: बाÄडाइ
Dutch: Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Tårnfalk
Norwegian: Tårnfalk
Polish: pustulka, pustułka, pustułka (zwyczajna)
Pinyin: chá sǔn, hóng sǔn, hóng yàozi, hóng yīng, hóng zhǔn, huáng yàn
Portuguese: Peneireiro, peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado / peneireiro
Portuguese (Brazil): peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Portuguese (Madeira): Francelho
Portuguese (Portugal): Peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Romansh: Crivel
Rhaeto-Romance: Crivel
Romanian: vânturel rosu, Vânturel roşu, Vânturel roșu
Russian: Обыкновенная пустельга, Пустельга, Пустельга обыкновенная
Sardinian: Spradderi
Scots: Clamhan ruadh
Northern Sami: Bieggafálli
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Podu Kurulugoya
Slovak: Sokol myšiar, sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Slovenian: navadna postovka, postovka
Albanian: Skifteri kthetrazi
Serbian: obična vjetruška, Vetruška
Swedish: tornfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kichwa-kijivu
Tamil: Sivappu Vallooru
Thai: เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw kʰee-sà-trĕen
Turkmen: kerkenez
Turkish: Kerkenez, Кәдімгі күйкентай
Tuvinian: Астынар шаңгыр
Ukrainian: Боривiтер звичайний, Боривітер звичайний
Vietnamese: Chim Cắt lưng hung
Chinese: 红隼, 红鹞子, 红鹰, 茶隼, 黄燕
Chinese (Traditional): 紅隼, 紅鷂子, 紅鷹, 茶隼, 茶鷹, 黃燕, 黄燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紅隼
Chinese (Taiwan): 红隼

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