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South African Kestrel

Falco rupicolus Daudin, 1800

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 rupicolus

Citation:
  Daudin, 1800

Reference:
  TraitedOrn.[Daudin] p.135

Protonym:
  Falco rupicolus

Avibase ID:
  465E7C9F9CDEBA34

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/465E7C9F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824058

Geographic range:

  • Falco rupicolus: N Angola to s Democratic Republic of the Congo, s Tanzania and South Africa
English:
South African Kestrel
Czech:
poštolka jihoafrická
German:
Felsenfalke
Spanish:
Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Cernícalo Africano
French:
Crécerelle des rochers
Italian:
Falco sudafricano
Japanese (romaji):
minamiafurikachougenbou
Japanese:
ミナミアフリカチョウゲンボウ
Dutch:
Rotsvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Klippefalk
Norwegian:
klippefalk
Polish:
pustułka skalna
Portuguese:
Peneireiro-vulgar
Russian:
Скальная пустельга
Slovak:
sokol savanový
Serbian:
Kamenjarska vetruška
Swedish:
klippfalk
Ukrainian:
боривітер савановий
Chinese:
岩隼
Chinese (Traditional):
岩隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
South African Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 4]
Clements, version 2015:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2016:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2017:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2018:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
Clements, version 2019:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 4]
eBird version 1.52:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Eurasian Kestrel (Rock) ( Falco tinnunculus rupicolus) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2016:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
James Lee Peters (original):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rock Kestrel ( Falco rupicolus) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco tinnunculus rupicolus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Falco rupicolus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kransvalk, Rooivalk, Rooivalk (Kransvalk)
Azerbaijani: qaya muymulu
Czech: poštolka jihoafrická
German: Felsenfalke, Turmfalke
English: Eurasian Kestrel (Rock), Rhode's Kestrel, Rock Kestrel, South African Kestrel
English, HBW: Common Kestrel (Rock)
English (IOC): Rock Kestrel
English (Philippines): Common Kestrel (Rock)
English (United States): Rock Kestrel
Esperanto: Roka turfalko
Spanish: Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (Spain): Cernícalo Africano
Spanish (HBW): Rock Kestrel
French: Crécerelle des rochers, Faucon crécerelle, Faucon crécerelle (sud-africain), Faucon sud-africain
Italian: Falco sudafricano
Japanese (romaji): minamiafurikachougenbou
Japanese: ミナミアフリカチョウゲンボウ
Mongolian, Halh: зээрд шонхор
Kwangali: Kakodi
Scientific: Cerchneis tinnunculus ngamiensis, Cerchneis tinnunculus rhodesi, Falco rupicolus, Falco tinnuculus rupicolus, Falco tinnunculus ngamiensis, Falco tinnunculus rhodesi, Falco tinnunculus rupicolus, Tinnunculus rupicolus rhodesi
Mongolian: зээрд шонхор, шар хумст шонхор
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): зээрд шонхор, шар хумст шонхор
Dutch: Rotsvalk, Torenvalk
Norwegian Nynorsk: Klippefalk
Norwegian: klippefalk
Polish: pustułka skalna
Portuguese: Peneireiro-vulgar
Portuguese (Portugal): peneireiro-africano
Russian: Скальная пустельга
Slovak: sokol savanový
Shona: Rukodzi
Serbian: Kamenjarska vetruška
Sotho, Southern: Seotsanyana
Swedish: Klippfalk
Tswana: Phakalane
Turkish: Kaya kerkenezi
Tsonga: Kavakavana
Ukrainian: боривітер савановий
Xhosa: Intambanane
Chinese: 岩隼
Chinese (Traditional): 岩隼
Zulu: uMathebeni

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