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Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758
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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...
Source: Clements checklist

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
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 related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Rooivalk
Arabic: العوسق
Asturian: Peñerina
Azerbaijani: Adi muymulu
Belarusian: Сокал-пустальга
Bulgarian: Черношипа ветрушка
Bengali: পাতি কেস্ট্রেল
Breton: Ar falc'hun logod
Catalan: Xoriguer comú
Catalan (Balears): Xoriguer
Valencian: Xoriguer petit
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
Latin: Falco tinnunculus, Falco tinnunculus [tinnunculus Group], Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus
Luxembourgish: Kréchel, Tuermfallek
Lithuanian: Paprastasis pelesakalis, 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
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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