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South African Kestrel

Falco rupicolus Daudin, FM 1800

The rock kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It was previously considered a subspecies of the common kestrel. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Daudin, FM 1800

Reference:
   Traité Élém. Compl. Orn. 2 p.135

Protonym:
  Falco rupicolus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39476129


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  465E7C9F9CDEBA34

Avibase ID:
  avibase-465E7C9F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/465E7C9F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824058

Geographic range:

  • Falco rupicolus: N Angola to s Democratic Republic of the Congo, s Tanzania and South Africa
English:
South African Kestrel
Czech:
poštolka jihoafrická
Danish:
Klippefalk
German:
Felsenfalke
Spanish:
Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Cernícalo Africano
French:
Crécerelle des rochers
Italian:
Falco sudafricano
Japanese (romaji):
minamiafurikachougenbou
Japanese:
ミナミアフリカチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
Rotsvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Klippefalk
Norwegian:
klippefalk
Polish:
pustułka skalna
Portuguese:
Peneireiro-vulgar
Russian:
Скальная пустельга
Slovak:
sokol savanový
Serbian:
Kamenjarska vetruška
Swedish:
klippfalk
Ukrainian:
боривітер савановий
Chinese:
岩隼
Chinese (Traditional):
岩隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements, version 2015:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2016:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2019:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
eBird version 1.52:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2016:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2022:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco rupicolus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Kransvalk, Rooivalk, Rooivalk (Kransvalk)
Azerbaijani: qaya muymulu
Czech: poštolka jihoafrická
Danish: Klippefalk
German: Felsenfalke, Turmfalke
English: Eurasian Kestrel (Rock), Rhode's Kestrel, Rock Kestrel, South African Kestrel
English, HBW: Common Kestrel (Rock)
English (IOC): Rock Kestrel
English (Philippines): Common Kestrel (Rock)
English (United States): Rock Kestrel
Esperanto: Roka turfalko
Spanish: Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (HBW): Rock Kestrel
French: Crécerelle des rochers, Faucon crécerelle, Faucon crécerelle (sud-africain), Faucon des rochers, Faucon sud-africain
Italian: Falco sudafricano
Japanese (romaji): minamiafurikachougenbou
Japanese: ミナミアフリカチョウゲンボウ
Mongolian, Halh: зээрд шонхор
Kwangali: Kakodi
Scientific: Cerchneis tinnunculus ngamiensis, Cerchneis tinnunculus rhodesi, Falco rupicolus, Falco tinnuculus rupicolus, Falco tinnunculus ngamiensis, Falco tinnunculus rhodesi, Falco tinnunculus rupicolus, Tinnunculus rupicolus rhodesi
Mongolian: зээрд шонхор, шар хумст шонхор
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): зээрд шонхор, шар хумст шонхор
Dutch: Rotsvalk, Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Klippefalk
Norwegian: klippefalk
Polish: pustułka skalna
Portuguese: Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Portugal): peneireiro-africano
Russian: Скальная пустельга
Slovak: sokol savanový
Shona: Rukodzi
Serbian: Kamenjarska vetruška
Sotho, Southern: Seotsanyana
Swedish: Klippfalk
Tswana: Phakalane
Turkish: Kaya kerkenezi
Tsonga: Kavakavana
Ukrainian: боривітер савановий
Xhosa: Intambanane
Chinese: 岩隼
Chinese (Traditional): 岩隼
Zulu: uMathebeni

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