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Fox Kestrel

Falco alopex (Heuglin, MT 1861)

The fox kestrel is a bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. It is found in arid, open country in the northern part of Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Heuglin, MT 1861)

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  Tinnunculus alopex

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8618587


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D2CAA18BE8B31EE1

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D2CAA18B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D2CAA18B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175627

Geographic range:

  • Falco alopex: Rocky hills and gorges of sub-Saharan Africa
English:
Fox Kestrel
Catalan:
Xoriguer guineuer
Czech:
poštolka rezavá
Danish:
Rævefalk
German:
Fuchsfalke
Spanish:
Cernícalo Zorruno
Spanish (Spain):
Cernícalo Zorruno
Finnish:
isotuulihaukka
French:
Crécerelle renard
Croatian:
riđorepa vjetruša
Hungarian:
rókavércse
Icelandic:
Reffálki
Italian:
Gheppio volpino
Japanese (romaji):
kitsunechougenbou
Japanese:
キツネチョウゲンボウ
Lithuanian:
Lapinis sakalas
Dutch:
Vosvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Revefalk
Norwegian:
Revefalk
Polish:
pustułka rdzawa
Portuguese:
Francelho-vulpino
Russian:
Лисья пустельга
Slovak:
sokol lišací
Serbian:
Lisičja vetruška
Swedish:
rävfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер рудий
Chinese:
大黄眼隼
Chinese (Traditional):
狐色隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
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 renard ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Crécerelle renard ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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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 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 2016:
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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:
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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 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):
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [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 2.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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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 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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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:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Falco alopex [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Falco alopex [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Falco alopex [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Fox Kestrel ( Falco alopex) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco alopex [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco alopex [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: tülkü muymulu
Bulgarian: Лисичи сокол
Catalan: Xoriguer guineu, Xoriguer guineuer
Czech: Poštolka rezavá
Welsh: Cudyll melyngoch
Danish: Rævefalk
German: Fuchsfalke
English: Fox Kestrel, Togoland Fox Kestrel, Togoland Fox-Kestrel
English, HBW: Fox Kestrel
English (IOC): Fox Kestrel
English (Kenya): Fox Kestrel
English (United States): Fox Kestrel
Esperanto: Rufa falko, Vulpofalko
Spanish: Cernícalo Zorruno, Cernícalo Zorruño
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Zorruno
Spanish (HBW): Fox Kestrel
Estonian: rebas-tuuletallaja
Finnish: Isotuulihaukka
French: Crécerelle renard, Faucon renard
Irish: Pocaire seannaigh
Galician: Peneireiro vulpino
Croatian: riđorepa vjetruša
Hungarian: rókavércse
Icelandic: Reffálki
Italian: Gheppio volpino
Japanese (romaji): kitsunechougembou, kitsunechougenbou
Japanese: キツネチョウゲンボウ
Scientific: Cerchneis alopex deserticola, Cerchneis alopex eremica, Falco alopex, Falco alopex alopex, Falco alopex deserticola, Falco alopex eremica, Tinnunculus alopex
Lithuanian: Lapinis sakalas
Latvian: Lapsu piekūns
Macedonian: Лисеста ветрушка
Dutch: Vosvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Revefalk
Norwegian: Revefalk
Polish: pustulka rdzawa, pustułka rdzawa
Portuguese: Falcão-raposa, Francelho-vulpino
Portuguese (Portugal): peneireiro-vulpino
Rhaeto-Romance: Crivel vulp
Russian: Лисья пустельга, сокол-лисохвост
Slovak: sokol lišací
Serbian: Lisičja vetruška
Swedish: Rävfalk
Swahili: Kozi Mwekundu
Turkish: Tilki kerkenezi
Tatar: төлке торымтае
Ukrainian: Боривітер рудий
Chinese: 大黄眼隼
Chinese (Traditional): 狐色隼

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