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Madagascar Kestrel

Falco newtoni (Gurney, JH Sr 1863)

The Malagasy kestrel, also known as the Madagascar kestrel, Malagasy spotted kestrel, Newton's kestrel, Madagascar spotted kestrel, katiti (Creole) or hitsikitsika (Malagasy), is a small bird of prey of the genus Falco. It is named after British ornithologist Edward Newton. It occurs in two subspecies on Madagascar and at Aldabra. The race from Aldabra is also called Aldabra kestrel. Its closest living relative is the Seychelles kestrel; they were at one time considered conspecific. Their common ancestors appear to have diverged very recently, probably less than 1 million years ago during the Early or Middle Pleistocene. The Mauritius kestrel is more distantly related.(Groombridge et al. 2002) Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Gurney, JH Sr 1863)

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  Tinnunculus newtoni

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/54847952


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  66DD777483D22B7D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-66DD7774

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/66DD7774


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175647

Geographic range:

  • Falco newtoni: Madagascar and Aldabra
  • Falco newtoni newtoni: Madagascar
  • Falco newtoni aldabranus: Aldabra (atoll north of Madagascar)
English:
Madagascar Kestrel
Catalan:
Xoriguer de Newton
Czech:
poštolka madagaskarská
Danish:
Madagaskartårnfalk
German:
Madagaskarfalke
Spanish:
Cernícalo de Aldabra
Spanish (Spain):
Cernícalo de Aldabra
Finnish:
madagaskarintuulihaukka
French:
Crécerelle malgache
Croatian:
madagaskarska vjetruša
Hungarian:
madagaszkári vércse
Icelandic:
Kóralfálki
Italian:
Gheppio del Madagascar
Japanese (romaji):
madagasukaruchougenbou
Japanese:
マダガスカルチョウゲンボウ
Lithuanian:
Madagaskarinis pelėsakalis
Dutch:
Madagaskartorenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Madagaskarfalk
Norwegian:
Madagaskarfalk
Polish:
pustułka malgaska
Portuguese:
Francelho-malgaxe
Russian:
Мадагаскарская пустельга
Slovak:
sokol hrdzavochrbtý
Serbian:
Madagaskarska vetruška
Swedish:
madagaskarfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер мадагаскарський
Chinese:
马岛隼
Chinese (Traditional):
馬達加斯加隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Crécerelle malgache ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Crécerelle malgache ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Newton's Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Malagasy Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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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 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Madagascan Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Madagascan Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Madagascar Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Falco newtoni [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Falco newtoni [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Falco newtoni [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World 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:
Malagasy Kestrel ( Falco newtoni) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco newtoni [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco newtoni [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: Madaqaskar muymulu
Catalan: Xoriguer de Newton
Montenegrin: madagaskarska vjetruška, мадагаскарска вјетрушка
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): мадагаскарска вјетрушка
Czech: Poštolka madagaskarská
Danish: Madagaskartårnfalk
German: Madagaskarfalke, Malegassenturmfalke
English: Aldabra Kestrel, Madagascan Kestrel, Madagascar Kestrel, Malagasy Kestrel, Newton's Kestrel
English, HBW: Madagascar Kestrel
English (IOC): Malagasy Kestrel
English (United States): Madagascar Kestrel, Malagasy Kestrel
Esperanto: Malagasa turfalko
Spanish: Cernícalo de Aldabra
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo de Aldabra
Spanish (HBW): Madagascar Kestrel
Estonian: madagaskari tuuletallaja
Finnish: Madagaskarintuulihaukka
French: Crécerelle malgache, Faucon de Newton, Faucon malgache
Croatian: madagaskarska vjetruša
Hungarian: madagaszkári vércse
Icelandic: Kóralfálki
Italian: Gheppio del Madagascar
Japanese (romaji): madagasukaruchougembou, madagasukaruchougenbou
Japanese: マダガスカルチョウゲンボウ
Kazakh: Мадагаскар күйкентайы
Kirghiz: Мадагаскар күйкөсү
Scientific: Falco newtoni, Falco newtoni aldabranus, Falco newtoni newtoni, Tinnunculus newtoni
Lithuanian: Madagaskarinis pelėsakalis
Malagasy: Hitikitike, Hitsikitsike, roatelo
Maltese: ispanjulett ta' Newton, spanjulett ta' Newton
Dutch: Madagascartorenvalk, Madagaskartorenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Madagaskarfalk
Norwegian: Madagaskarfalk, Newtonfalk
Polish: pustulka malgaska, pustułka malgaska
Portuguese: Francelho-malgaxe
Portuguese (Portugal): peneireiro-malgaxe
Russian: Мадагаскарская пустельга
Slovak: sokol červenochrbtý, sokol hrdzavochrbtý
Slovenian: Newtonova postovka
Serbian: Madagaskarska vetruška
Swedish: madagaskarfalk, Madagaskartornfalk
Turkish: Madagaskar kerkenezi
Tatar: Мадагаскар торымтае
Ukrainian: Боривітер мадагаскарський
Chinese: 马岛隼
Chinese (Traditional): 馬達加斯加隼

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