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Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758

The common kestrel 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 kestrel species commonly occurs, it is generally just called "kestrel". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.90

Protonym:
  Falco Tinnunculus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726997


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DCDDC20BDA55E5D3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DCDDC20B

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175620

Geographic range:

  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus: breeds from Europe, northwest Africa, and the Middle East east to east central Siberia, Afghanistan, and western and northern Pakistan east in the Himalayas to Nepal and Bhutan; in winter also to eastern Africa and southern and southern Asia
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis: NE Africa and Arabia
  • Falco tinnunculus interstinctus: Tibet to China and Japan; winters to India, Malaya, Philippines
  • Falco tinnunculus perpallidus: breeds eastern Siberia (east from the Lena Basin) to Korea and northern China; in winter to eastern China and southeastern Asia
  • 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
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English:
Common Kestrel
Catalan:
Xoriguer comú
Czech:
Poštolka obecná
Danish:
Tårnfalk
German:
Turmfalke
Spanish:
Cernicalo Vulgar
Finnish:
tuulihaukka
French:
Faucon crécerelle
Croatian:
Vjetruša
Hungarian:
Vörös vércse
Icelandic:
Turnfálki
Italian:
Gheppio comune
Japanese (romaji):
chougenbou
Japanese:
チョウゲンボウ
Lithuanian:
Paprastasis pelėsakalis
Dutch:
Torenvalk
Norwegian:
Tårnfalk
Polish:
pustulka zwyczajna
Portuguese:
Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil):
peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Russian:
Обыкновенная пустельга
Slovak:
sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Serbian:
obična vjetruška
Swedish:
Tornfalk
Ukrainian:
Боривітер звичайний
Chinese:
红隼
Chinese (Traditional):
紅隼


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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 muymul, Adi muymulu
Bashkir: бейеүсе көйгәнәк, көйгәнәк, сысҡан типкес, сысҡан әүрәткес, сысҡансыҡ, торомтай
Belarusian: Cокал-пустальга, Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: Черношипа ветрушка
Bengali: পাতি কেস্ট্রেল, ঩াচত হকমস্ট্রর
Bengali (transliteration): pāti kēsṭrēla
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod
Catalan: Xoriguer comú
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
Montenegrin: vjetruška, вјетрушка
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): вјетрушка
Czech: Poštolka obecná
Chuvash: ахаль якăлпай, пĕчĕк хурчка, путене хурчки, якăлпай
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, Faucon crécerelle (Eurasie)
Friulian: balarin, falcuç di cjampanili
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 (romaji): 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
Kara-Kalpak: күйгелек, мыйқы
Kabardian: къаргъэуэгу
Mongolian, Halh: хадны шонхор
Khakas: Кöйкенек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі күйкентай, күйкентай
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi küykentay
Korean: 황조롱이
Korean (Transliteration): hwang-jorongi
Karachay-Balkar: къызыл лячин
North Karelian: tuulihaukka
Cornish: Tygry
Kirghiz: кадимки күйкө, күйкө, күйкө сасык, сасык күйкө
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, хадны 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: ispanjulett komuni, Spanjulett
Nepali: बाÄडाइ
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
Yakut: битииһит, кугас кырбый, чыычаах кыырда, чыычаахсыт
Sardinian: Spradderi
Scots: Clamhan ruadh
Northern Sami: Bieggafálli
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Podu Kurulugoya
Slovak: sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Slovenian: navadna postovka
Albanian: Skifteri kthetrazi
Serbian: obična vjetruška
Swedish: Tornfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kichwa-kijivu
Tamil: Sivappu Vallooru
Tajik: чарғи муқаррарӣ
Thai: เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw kʰee-sà-trĕen
Turkmen: göwenek, kerkenez
Turkish: Kerkenez, Кәдімгі күйкентай
Tatar: гади торымтай , торымтае, торымтай, торымтайлар
Tuvinian: Астынар шаңгыр, тенек-куш
Udmurt: варзи душес, варшидуӵес, варши-душес, пыж пужнӥсь душес, шорӟиськись душес, шыр душес, шыр кучыран
Ukrainian: Боривітер звичайний
Uzbek: миққий, оддий миққий
Vietnamese: Cắt lưng hung, Chim Cắt lưng hung
Kalmyk: алтн халвһ, туун
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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