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Australian Kestrel

Falco cenchroides Vigors, 1827

The Australian Kestrel or Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) is one of the smallest falcons, and unlike many, does not rely on speed to catch its prey. Instead, it simply perches in an exposed position, but it also has a distinctive technique of hovering over crop and grasslands. This bird is thought to be a very close relative of the Common Kestrel, and probably also the Spotted Kestrel. It seems to have evolved of ancestral Common Kestrels dispersing to the Australian region in the Middle Pleistocene—less than 1 million years ago—and adapting to local conditions. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Falco

Scientific:
  Falco cenchroides

Citation:
  Vigors, 1827

Reference:
  Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1) 15(1826) p.183

Protonym:
  Falco Cenchroides

Avibase ID:
  A575254CA92B1876

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A575254C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175632

Geographic range:

  • Falco cenchroides cenchroides: Australian region; winters New Guinea to Java and Moluccas
  • Falco cenchroides baru: Montane forests of w-central New Guinea
English:
Australian Kestrel
Czech:
poštolka australská
German:
Graubartfalke
Danish:
Australsk Tårnfalk
Spanish:
Cernícalo Australiano
Finnish:
australiantuulihaukka
French:
Crécerelle d'Australie
Icelandic:
Sviffálki
Italian:
Gheppio australiano
Japanese:
o-sutorariachougenbou
Japanese:
オーストラリアチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
Australische Torenvalk
Norwegian:
Australfalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australfalk
Polish:
pustulka australijska
Portuguese:
Francelho-de-barba-cinzenta
Russian:
Седобородая пустельга
Slovak:
sokol bledohlavý
Swedish:
nankinfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер австралійський
Chinese:
澳洲隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
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 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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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Nankeen Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Crécerelle d'Australie ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Crécerelle d'Australie ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Australian Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Nankeen Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Australian Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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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 4th edition (vol. 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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Australian Kestrel ( Falco cenchroides) [version 1]
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:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Xoriguer australià
Czech: Poštolka australská
Danish: Australsk Tårnfalk
German: Graubartfalke
English: Australian Kestrel, Nankeen Kestrel
English (Australia): Nankeen Kestrel
English (IOC): Nankeen Kestrel
Spanish: Cernícalo Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Australian Kestrel
Estonian: austraalia tuuletallaja
Finnish: Australiantuulihaukka
French: Crécerelle australienne, Crécerelle d’Australie, Crécerelle d'Australie
Hungarian: ausztrál vércse
Indonesian: Alap-alap Irian, Alapalap Layang, Alap-alap layang
Icelandic: Sviffálki
Italian: Gheppio australiano
Japanese: oasutorariachougenbou, o-sutorariachougembou, o-sutorariachougenbou
Japanese: オアストラリアチョウゲンボウ, オーストラリアチョウゲンボウ
Scientific: Falco cenchroides
Lithuanian: Australinis pelėsakalis
Dutch: Australische Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australfalk
Norwegian: Australfalk
Polish: pustulka australijska, pustułka australijska
Portuguese: Francelho-de-barba-cinzenta
Russian: Австралийская Пустельга, Седобородая пустельга
Slovak: sokol bledohlavý, Sokol bledoplavý
Serbian: Australijska vetruška
Swedish: Australisk tornfalk, nankinfalk
Ukrainian: Боривітер австралійський
Chinese: 澳洲隼
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲隼

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