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Common or South African Kestrel

Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus] (= Falco tinnunculus) Linnaeus, 1758




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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:
  391DA98428EB3677

Avibase ID:
  avibase-391DA984

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/391DA984


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
  • Falco rupicolus: N Angola to s Democratic Republic of the Congo, s Tanzania and South Africa
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English:
Common or South African Kestrel
French:
Faucon crécerelle ou Crécerelle des rochers


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Common or South African Kestrel ( Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus])
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Common Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Falco [tinnunculus, neglectus, alexandri or rupicolus]

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kransvalk, Rooivalk
Arabic: العوسق, العوسق شرياصة، ترمة شيانية
Asturian: Peñerina
Azerbaijani: Adi muymulu
Belarusian: pustalha, пустальга, Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: černošipa vetruška, kerkenez, керкенез, Черношипа ветрушка
Bengali: পাতি কেস্ট্রেল
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod, falc'hun-logod, Gainèl
Catalan: xoriguer, Xoriguer comú, Xoriguer petit
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
Czech: poštolka, Poštolka obecná
Welsh: cudyll coch, Cudyll y gwynt, Curyll coch, Curyll y gwynt, Gellan goch, Y genlli goch
Danish: Tårnfalk
German: Rüttelfalke, Turmfalk, Turmfalke
Greek: vrachοkirkinezο, βραχοκι ρκίνεζο, Βραχοκιρκίνεζο
Greek (Cypriot): Κίτσης
English: Common Kestrel, Common or South African Kestrel, Eurasian Common Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, European Kestrel, Kestrel, Rock Kestrel
Esperanto: turfalko
Spanish: Cernicalo, cernícalo, Cernícalo Primilla, Cernícalo real, Cernicalo Vulgar, Cernícalo Vulgar
Estonian: tuuletallaja
Basque: Belatz, belatz gorri, Xoriguer comú
Finnish: Tuulihaukka
Faroese: grýtissmyril
French: crécerelle, Crécerelle des clochers, Faucon crécerelle, Faucon crécerelle ou Crécerelle des rochers, Faucon crécerelle ou F. sud-africain, Faucon crécerellette
Friulian: falcuç di cjampanili
Frisian: reade wikel
Irish: lagarteiro, peneireiro, pocaire gaoithe, Seabhac buidhe
Gaelic: Clamhan Ruadh
Galician: Lagarteiro, Xoriguer comú
Manx: stannair ruy, Stannoir Ruy
Hebrew: בז מצוי
Croatian: Vjetruša, Vjetruša kliktavka
Hungarian: vércse, Vörös vércse
Armenian: [Sovorakan Hoghmavar Baze ], Սովորական Հողմավար Բազե
Indonesian: Alap-alap, Alapalap Erasia
Icelandic: Turnfálki
Italian: gheppio, Gheppio comune
Japanese (romaji): Chogen bo, Choogenboo, chougembou, chougenbou, Ma-guso-daka
Japanese: チョウゲンボウ, マグソダカ
Japanese (Kanji): 長元坊
Georgian: ჩვეულებრივი კირკიტა
Khakas: Кöйкенек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі күйкентай
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi küykentay
Korean: 황조롱이
Korean (Transliteration): hwang-jorongi
Cornish: tygri, Tygry
Scientific: Falco [tinnunculus or rupicolus], Falco tinnuculus tinninculus, Falco tinnunculus, Falco tinnunculus tinninculus, Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus
Ladino: filadressa
Luxembourgish: Kréchel
Lithuanian: Pelesakalis, pelėsakalis
Latvian: lauka piekuns, lauka piekūns, Lauku piekūns
Macedonian: vetruška, ветрушка, Ветрушка црнонокта, Обична (Црнонокна) ветрушка
Malayalam: വിറയന്‍  പുള്ള്
Mongolian: Начин шонхор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠨᠠᠴᠢᠨ ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠱᠣᠩᠬᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Transliteration): nachiŋ shoŋkhor
Malay: Falko Serant, Helang Kestrel
Maltese: spanjulett
Nepali: बाÄडाइ
Dutch: Torenvalk
Norwegian: tårnfalk
Occitan: moisset ros
Polish: pustułka, pustułka zwyczajna
Pinyin: hóng sǔn
Portuguese: peneireiro, peneireiro vulgar, Peneireiro- vulgar, Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Brazil): peneireiro-de-dorso-malhado
Romansh: crivel
Romanian: vânturel rosu, vânturel roşu
Russian: pustel'ga, Обыкновенная пустельга, пустельга, Пустельга обыкновенная
Sardinian: acchettore, arcireddu, attalibriu, atturistu, checco, coddabentu, futtientu, spradderi, storìgliu, Storillu, Storittu, tilibriccu, Tilibriu, toloria, tzilibriu, tzilimbrigu, tzrepedderi, tzueddia, Zerpedderi
Scots: clamhan ruadh
Northern Sami: bieggafálli
Slovak: sokol myšiar, sokol myšiar (pustovka)
Slovenian: navadna postovka, postovka
Albanian: skifteri kthetrazi
Serbian: obicna vetruša, obicna vjetruška, obična vjetruška, Vetruška, ветрушка, Обична ветруша
Swedish: Tornfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kichwa-kijivu
Tamil: Sivappu Vallooru
Thai: เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw kʰee-sà-trĕen
Turkmen: kerkenez
Turkish: Kerkenez
Tuvinian: Астынар шаңгыр, Тенек-куш
Ukrainian: boriviter, postil'ga, боривiтер, Боривітер звичайний , Звичайний боривітер, постiльга
Vietnamese: Cắt hung lưng, Cắt lưng hung
Sorbian, Upper: pustawa, wěžowy sokoł
Chinese: [hong sun], [hong zhun], 紅隼, 红 隼, 红隼
Chinese (Traditional): 紅隼
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 紅隼
Chinese (Taiwan): [hong zhun], 紅隼

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