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Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758

The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. In Britain, where no other brown falcon occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel". Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Falco

Scientific:
  Falco tinnunculus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco Tinnunculus

Avibase ID:
  DCDDC20BDA55E5D3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DCDDC20B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175620

Geographic range:

  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus: breeds from Europe and north Africa east to Siberia, Bhutan, and western China; partially migratory, wintering south to central Africa, India, and southeastern Asia
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis: NE Africa and Arabia
  • Falco tinnunculus [interstinctus or perpallidus]: Tibet to China and Japan; winters to India, Malaya, Philippines
  • Falco tinnunculus objurgatus: S India (Western and Eastern Ghats) and Sri Lanka
  • Falco tinnunculus archeri: Somalia, coastal Kenya and Socotra
  • Falco tinnunculus dacotiae: E Canary Islands
  • Falco tinnunculus rufescens: West Africa to Ethiopia, Tanzania and n Angola
  • Falco tinnunculus canariensis: Madeira and w Canary Islands
  • Show more...
English:
Common Kestrel
Czech:
Poštolka obecná
German:
Turmfalke
Danish:
Tårnfalk
Spanish:
Cernicalo Vulgar
Finnish:
tuulihaukka
French:
Faucon crécerelle
Icelandic:
Turnfálki
Italian:
Gheppio comune
Japanese:
chougenbou
Japanese:
チョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
Torenvalk
Norwegian:
Tårnfalk
Polish:
pustulka zwyczajna
Portuguese:
Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil):
peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Russian:
Обыкновенная пустельга
Slovak:
sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Swedish:
Tornfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер звичайний
Chinese:
红隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Rooivalk
Arabic: العوسق
Asturian: Peñerina
Azerbaijani: Adi muymulu
Belarusian: Cокал-пустальга, Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: Черношипа ветрушка
Bengali: পাতি কেস্ট্রেল
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod
Catalan: Xoriguer comú
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
Montenegrin: vjetruška
Czech: Poštolka obecná
Welsh: Cudyll Coch
Danish: Tårnfalk
German: Turmfalke
Greek: Κίτσης
Greek (Cypriot): Κίτσης
English: Common Kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel (Eurasian), Kestrel
Esperanto: Turfalko
Spanish: Cernicalo Vulgar, Cernícalo Vulgar
Estonian: Tuuletallaja
Basque: Belatz gorria
Persian: دلیجه معمولی
Finnish: tuulihaukka
Faroese: grýtissmyril
French: Faucon crécerelle
Frisian: reade wikel
Irish: Pocaire Gaoithe
Gaelic: Clamhan Ruadh
Galician: Lagarteiro
Manx: Stannoir Ruy
Hebrew: בז מצוי
Croatian: Vjetruša
Hungarian: Vörös vércse
Armenian: Սովորական Հողմավար Բազե
Indonesian: Alapalap Erasia, Burung Alap-alap Erasia
Icelandic: Turnfálki
Italian: Gheppio, Gheppio comune
Japanese: Chogenbo, chōgenbō, chougenbou, ma-guso-daka
Japanese: チョウゲンボウ, マグソダカ
Japanese (Kanji): 真糞鷹, 長元坊
Georgian: ჩვეულებრივი კირკიტა
Khakas: Кöйкенек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі күйкентай
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi küykentay
Korean: 황조롱이
Korean (Transliteration): hwang-jorongi
Cornish: Tygry
Scientific: Falco tinnunculus, Falco tinnunculus [tinnunculus Group], Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus
Luxembourgish: Kréchel, Tuermfallek
Lithuanian: Paprastasis pelesakalis, Paprastasis pelėsakalis, Pelesakalis, Pelėsakalis
Latvian: Lauku piekūns
Macedonian: Обична (Црнонокна) ветрушка
Malayalam: വിറയന്‍  പുള്ള്
Mongolian: Начин шонхор, Шонхор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠨᠠᠴᠢᠨ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Transliteration): nachiŋ shoŋkhor, shoŋkhor
Moldavian: Vânturel roșu
Malay: Burung Falko Padang, Burung Falko Serani, Burung Helang Kestrel
Maltese: Spanjulett
Dutch: Torenvalk
Norwegian: Tårnfalk
Polish: pustulka, pustułka, pustułka (zwyczajna), pustulka zwyczajna
Pinyin: chá sǔn, hóng sǔn, hóng yàozi, hóng yīng, hóng zhǔn, huáng yàn
Portuguese: Peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado / Peneireiro, Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil): peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Romansh: Crivel
Romanian: Vânturel roşu
Russian: Обыкновенная пустельга, Пустельга, Пустельга обыкновенная
Sardinian: Spradderi
Scots: Clamhan ruadh
Sindhi: ىڃيػ ډٮم ڃًي
Northern Sami: Bieggafálli
Slovak: sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Slovenian: navadna postovka
Albanian: Skifteri kthetrazi
Serbian: obična vjetruška
Swedish: Tornfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kichwa-kijivu
Tamil: Sivappu Vallooru
Thai: เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw kʰee-sà-trĕen
Turkmen: kerkenez
Turkish: Kerkenez, Кәдімгі күйкентай
Tuvinian: Астынар шаңгыр
Ukrainian: Боривітер звичайний
Vietnamese: Cắt lưng hung, Chim Cắt lưng hung
Chinese: 红隼, 红鹞子, 红鹰, 茶隼, 黄燕
Chinese (Traditional): 紅隼, 紅鷂子, 紅鷹, 茶隼, 茶鷹, 黃燕, 黄燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紅隼
Chinese (Taiwan): 红隼

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