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Pygmy Falcon

Polihierax semitorquatus (Smith, A 1836)

The pygmy falcon or African pygmy falcon is a bird species native to eastern and southern Africa. It is the smallest raptor on the continent. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
   Polihierax
Scientific:
  Polihierax semitorquatus


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1836)

Reference:
   Rep. Exped. C. Afr.

Protonym:
  Falco simitorquata

Link:
  https://archive.org/details/reportexpeditio00afrigoog/page/n49


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3B52D2B8E4F83FC8

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3B52D2B8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3B52D2B8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175681

Geographic range:

  • Polihierax semitorquatus: Discontinuously distributed acacia thornscrub of ne and s Africa
English:
Pygmy Falcon
Catalan:
Falconet africà
Czech:
sokolík malý
Danish:
Afrikansk Pygmæfalk
German:
Halsband-Zwergfalke
Spanish:
Halconcito Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Halconcito Africano
Finnish:
afrikankääpiöhaukka
French:
Fauconnet d'Afrique
Croatian:
afrički sokolić
Hungarian:
afrikai törpesólyom
Icelandic:
Þyrnifálki
Italian:
Falchetto africano
Japanese (romaji):
kobitohayabusa
Japanese:
コビトハヤブサ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinis mažasis sakalas
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Dwergvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikapygméfalk
Norwegian:
Afrikapygméfalk
Polish:
sokolik czerwonooki
Portuguese:
falcão-pigmeu-de-dorso-cinzento
Russian:
Африканский соколок
Slovak:
sokolík obojkový
Serbian:
Afrički patuljasti soko
Swedish:
afrikansk pygméfalk
Ukrainian:
Сокіл-крихітка африканський
Chinese:
非洲侏隼
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲侏隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Fauconnet d'Afrique ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Fauconnet d'Afrique ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Pygmy-falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Polihierax semitorquatus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Polihiërax semitorquatus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Polihierax semitorquatus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Pygmy Falcon ( Polihierax semitorquatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Polihierax semitorquatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Polihierax semitorquatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Dwergvalk
Azerbaijani: Afrika kiçik qızılquşu
Bulgarian: Сокол пигмей
Catalan: Falconet africà
Czech: sokolík malý, Sokolík obojkový
Danish: Afrikansk Pygmæfalk
German: Halsband-Zwergfalke, Zwergfalke
English: Abyssinian Pygmy Falcon, African Falcon, African Pigmy Falcon, African Pygmy Falcon, African Pygmy-Falcon, Pygmy Falcon, South African Pygmy Falcon
English, HBW: African Pygmy-falcon
English (IOC): Pygmy Falcon
English (Kenya): Pygmy Falcon
English (United States): Pygmy Falcon
Esperanto: Afrika nanofalko
Spanish: Halconcito Africano, Halconito Africano
Spanish (Spain): Halconcito Africano
Spanish (HBW): Pygmy Falcon
Estonian: manukpistrik
Finnish: Afrikankääpiöhaukka
French: Fauconnet d’Afrique, Fauconnet d'Afrique, Fauconnet pygmé d'Afrique
Hebrew: בז זעיר, בזון גמדי
Croatian: afrički sokolić
Hungarian: afrikai törpesólyom
Icelandic: Þyrnifálki
Italian: Falchetto africano, Falco pigmeo africano
Japanese (romaji): kobitohayabusa
Japanese: コビトハヤブサ
Kabardian: къаргъейцӀыкӀу
Scientific: Falco semitorquata, Falco simitorquata, Hypotriorchis castanonotus, Polihierax semitorquatus, Polihiërax semitorquatus, Polihierax semitorquatus castanonotus, Polihierax semitorquatus major, Polihierax semitorquatus semitorquatus, Polihierax semitorquatus semotorquatus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis mažasis sakalas
Dutch: Afrikaanse Dwergvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikapygméfalk
Norwegian: Afrikapygmefalk, Afrikapygméfalk
Polish: sokolik czerwonooki
Portuguese: Falcão-pigmeu, Falcão-pigmeu-de-dorso-cinzento
Portuguese (Portugal): falcão-pigmeu-africano
Russian: Африканский карликовый сокол, Африканский малый сокол, Африканский соколок
Slovak: sokolík obojkový
Serbian: Afrički patuljasti soko, Patuljasti soko
Swedish: Afrikansk pygméfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kibete
Turkish: Afrika cüce doğanı
Ukrainian: Сокіл-крихітка африканський
Chinese: 非洲侏隼
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲侏隼

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