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Greater Kestrel

Falco rupicoloides Smith, A, 1829

The Greater Kestrel or White-eyed Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides) is a bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. It is one of the largest kestrels and is found in open country in southern and eastern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Falco

Scientific:
  Falco rupicoloides

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1829

Reference:
  S.Afr.Comm.Advertiser 4

Protonym:
  Falco Rupicoloides

Avibase ID:
  2E4DAA13B579F58F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2E4DAA13

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175652

Geographic range:

  • Falco rupicoloides rupicoloides: Acacia steppes of southern Africa
  • Falco rupicoloides fieldi: Ethiopia and Somalia
  • Falco rupicoloides arthuri: Kenya and ne Tanzania
English:
Greater Kestrel
Czech:
poštolka bělooká
German:
Steppenfalke
Danish:
Afrikansk Tårnfalk
Spanish:
Cernícalo Ojiblanco
Finnish:
savannituulihaukka
French:
Crécerelle aux yeux blancs
Italian:
Gheppio maggiore
Japanese:
mejirochougenbou
Japanese:
メジロチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
Grote Torenvalk
Norwegian:
Slettefalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Slettefalk
Polish:
pustulka stepowa
Portuguese:
Peneireiro de olho branco
Russian:
Большая пустельга
Slovak:
sokol bielooký
Swedish:
vitögd falk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер великий
Chinese:
黄眼隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Greater Kestrel ( Falco rupicoloides) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Crécerelle aux yeux blancs ( Falco rupicoloides) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco rupicoloides [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Grootrooivalk
Catalan: Xoriguer d'ulls blancs
Czech: Poštolka belooká, poštolka bělooká
Danish: Afrikansk Tårnfalk
German: Steppenfalke
English: Greater Kestrel, Larger Kestrel, White-eyed Kestrel
English (IOC): Greater Kestrel
English (Kenya): Greater Kestrel
Spanish: Cernícalo de Ojos Blancos, Cernícalo Ojiblanco, ernícalo Ojiblanco
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Ojiblanco
Spanish (HBW): Greater Kestrel
Estonian: valgesilm-tuuletallaja
Finnish: Savannituulihaukka
French: Crécerelle aux yeux blancs, Faucon aux yeux blancs
Hungarian: szavannavércse
Italian: Gheppio maggiore, Gheppio maggiore africano
Japanese: mejirochougembou, mejirochougenbou
Japanese: メジロチョウゲンボウ, メヂロチョウゲンボウ
Kwangali: Kakodi
Scientific: Falco rupicoloides, Falco rupicoloides rupicoloides
Lithuanian: Didysis pelėsakalis
Dutch: Grote Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Slettefalk
Norwegian: Slettefalk
Polish: pustulka stepowa, pustułka stepowa
Portuguese: Peneireiro de olho branco, Peneireiro-de-olho-branco, Peneireiro-grande
Russian: Большая пустельга
Slovak: sokol bielooký
Serbian: Velika vetruška
Sotho, Southern: Seotsanyana
Swedish: Afrikansk Tornfalk, Större tornfalk, vitögd falk
Swahili: Kozi Macho-meupe
Tswana: Phakalane
Ukrainian: Боривітер великий
Chinese: 黄眼隼
Chinese (Traditional): 巨隼

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