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Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug Gray, JE 1834

The saker falcon is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from central Europe eastwards across the Palearctic to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China. The saker falcon is the national bird of Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, and Mongolia. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gray, JE 1834

Reference:
   Ill. Indian Zool. Hardwicke 2 pt15-16 pl.25

Protonym:
  Falco cherrug

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/58222004


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A9F5149411AE52AD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A9F51494

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A9F51494


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175633


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Falco cherrug cherrug: breeds central Europe east through Ukraine and southwestern Russia to south central Siberia, northern Kazakhstan, Asia Minor ,and Iran; winters from southern Europe and northern Africa east to southwestern Asia
  • Falco cherrug milvipes: breeds central Tien Shan and Altai Mountains to southern Transbaikalia, Mongolia, and northern and central China; winters from Iran east to Nepal, northern India, and southern and central China (including Tibet)
  • Falco cherrug coatsi: plains of Transcaspia to eastern Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan
  • Falco cherrug hendersoni: Pamir Mountains east to the Tibetan Plateau
English:
Saker Falcon
Catalan:
Falcó sagrat
Czech:
raroh velký
Danish:
Slagfalk
German:
Würgfalke
Spanish:
Halcón Sacre
Spanish (Spain):
Halcón Sacre
Finnish:
aavikkohaukka
French:
Faucon sacre
Croatian:
Stepski sokol
Hungarian:
Kerecsensólyom
Icelandic:
Vargfálki
Italian:
Sacro
Japanese (romaji):
wakisujihayabusa
Japanese:
ワキスジハヤブサ
Lithuanian:
Taurusis sakalas
Dutch:
Sakervalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Tartarfalk
Norwegian:
Tartarfalk
Polish:
raróg
Portuguese:
sacre
Russian:
Балобан
Slovak:
sokol rároh
Serbian:
stepski soko
Swedish:
tatarfalk
Ukrainian:
Балобан
Chinese:
猎隼
Chinese (Traditional):
獵隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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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):
Saker Falcon ( Falco cherrug)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Saker or Altai Falcon ( Falco [cherrug or altaicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Saker or Altai Falcon ( Falco [cherrug or altaicus])
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):
Faucon sacre ( Falco cherrug) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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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 6th edition (incl. 2009 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 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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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 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 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Saker Falcon ( Falco cherrug) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Saker Falcon ( Falco cherrug) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Falco cherrug [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Falco cherrug [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:
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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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Abkhazian: аХыкәлас
Afrikaans: Sakervalk
Arabic: الصقر الحر, الصقر الحر الصقر الحر, صقر الغزال
Asturian: Falcón sacre
Azerbaijani: Baloban, ütəlgə, ütəlgi, Ütəlgi qızılquş, Ütəlki
Bashkir: балабан, балапан , балапан ыласын
Belarusian: Cокал-балабан, Сокал-балабан
Bulgarian: Ловен сокол
Bengali: সাকের শাহিন, ঳ামকয ঱াচ঴ন
Bengali (transliteration): sākēra śāhina
Breton: Falc'hun sakr
Catalan: Falcó sacre, Falcó sagrat
Catalan (Balears): Falcó sacre
Montenegrin: stepski soko, степски соко
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): степски соко
Czech: Raroh velký
Chuvash: этелĕк
Welsh: Hebog sacr
Danish: Slagfalk
German: Saker, Sakerfalke, Würgfalke
Greek: Στεπoγέρακo, Στεπογέρακο
Greek (Cypriot): Στεπότζάνος
English: Cherrug Falcon, Saker, Saker Falcon, Saker or Altai Falcon, Snake Falcon
English, HBW: Saker Falcon
English (IOC): Saker Falcon
English (Kenya): Saker Falcon
English (United States): Saker Falcon
Esperanto: Tartarfalko, Tatarfalko
Spanish: Halcón ceniciento, Halcón Sacre
Spanish (Spain): Halcón Sacre
Spanish (HBW): Halcón sacre
Estonian: stepipistrik
Basque: Sakre belatz, Sakre belatza
Persian: بالابان , بالابان (چرخ), بالابان (چرغ)
Finnish: Aavikkohaukka
French: Faucon sacre, faucon sacré, Faucon sacre ou F. de l'Altaï
Frisian: Sakerfalk
Irish: Fabhcún Sacar
Galician: Falcón sacre
Hebrew: בז צידים, בז ציידים
Croatian: Stepski sokol
Hungarian: Kerecsensólyom
Armenian: [Baloban ], Բալոբան
Icelandic: Vargfálki
Italian: Falco sacro, Falcone sacro, Sacro
Japanese (romaji): sēkā hayabusa, se-ka-hayabusa, Seka-hayabusa, wakisujihayabusa
Japanese: セアカアハヤブサ, セーカーハヤブサ, ワキスジハヤブサ
Japanese (Kanji): セーカー隼
Georgian: ან გავაზი, ბარი
Kara-Kalpak: ийтелги, ителги
Kabardian: къыякъ
Mongolian, Halh: жадан шонхор, тойхон шонхор, хайчин, цагаан шонхор
Khakas: Тöз ала ылачын
Kazakh: Ақсұңқар, Ителгі
Kazakh (Transliteration): ïtelgi
Korean: 헨다손매
Korean (Transliteration): hendason-mae
Karachay-Balkar: палапан, палапан къуш
Kirghiz: ителги, кадимки ителги
Scientific: Falco [cherrug or altaicus], Falco cherrug, Falco cherrug cherrug
Luxembourgish: Sakerfallek
Lithuanian: Taurusis sakalas
Latvian: Stepes piekūns
Macedonian: Ловен (Степски) сокол, ловџиски сокол
Mongolian: жадан шонхор, Идлэг шонхор, тойхон шонхор, хайчин, цагаан шонхор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠢᠳᠡᠯᠭᠡ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠢᠳᠡᠯᠭᠡ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Идлэг шонхор, Шонхор начин
Mongolian (Transliteration): idleg shoŋkhor, shoŋkhor nachiŋ
Moldavian: Șoim dunărean
Maltese: Bies Rasu Bajda, Bies tal-Lvant, falkun saker
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): цагаан шонхор
Nepali: तोप बाज
Dutch: Saker Valk, Sakervalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Tartarfalk
Norwegian: Tartarfalk
Polish: Raróg, raróg (zwyczajny), Raróg stepowy, Raróg zwyczajny
Pinyin: liè-sǔn
Portuguese: falcão sacre, Falcão-sacre, Sacre
Portuguese (Portugal): falcão-sacre, Sacre
Rhaeto-Romance: Falcun da la steppa
Romanian: Șoim dunărean, Şoim dunărean
Russian: Балобан, Обыкновенный балобан
Northern Sami: Tatárfálli
Slovak: Sokol rároh
Slovenian: sokol morilec, sokol plenilec
Albanian: Skifteri i gjuetisë
Serbian: banatski soko, Stepski (banatski) soko, stepski soko, Банатски соко, Степски (Банатски) соко, Степски соко
Swedish: Tatarfalk
Swahili: Kozi Madoa
Turkmen: ütelgi
Turkish: Sungur, Ulu doğan, Ulu Doşan, Ителгі
Tatar: балабан , балобан, әтәлге
Tuvinian: Өргелээр шаңгыр
Ukrainian: Балабан , Балобан, Сокiл-балобан
Uzbek: балобан, итолғи, итолғи лочини, итолғу, қизил итолғу, қизил лочин, қизил шунқор, шунқор
Kalmyk: итлг, итлег
Chinese: [lie-sun], 猎 隼, 猎隼, 獵隼
Chinese (Traditional): 獵隼

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