Thursday, 4 December 2014

Order - Falconiformes
Family - Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)
Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

    Size : 27–35 cm; Wingspan 57–79 cm
             Male 136–252 g, Female 154–314 g (nominate race)
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Kestrel
    – NW Africa, Europe and Middle East E to EC Siberia, Afghanistan, and
    W & N Pakistan E in Himalayas to Nepal and Bhutan; in winter also
    E Africa and S & SE Asia.
  • Falco tinnunculus perpallidus (A. H. Clark, 1907)
    – E Siberia (E from Lena Basin) to Korea and NE China; in winter E China
    and SE Asia.
  • Falco tinnunculus interstinctus (McClelland, 1840)
    – Tibet E through N Indochina and C & S China to Japan; winters S to India,
    Malay Peninsula and Philippines and N Borneo.
  • Falco tinnunculus objurgatus (E. C. S. Baker, 1927)
    – S India (Western Ghats, S Eastern Ghats) and Sri Lanka.
  • Falco tinnunculus canariensis (Koenig, 1890)
    – Madeira and W Canary Is.
  • Falco tinnunculus dacotiae (E. J. O. Hartert, 1913)
    – E Canary Is.
  • Falco tinnunculus neglectus (Schlegel, 1873)
    – N Cape Verde Is.
  • Falco tinnunculus alexandri (Bourne, 1955)
    – SE Cape Verde Is.
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis (C. L. Brehm, 1855)
    – NE Africa and Arabia.
  • Falco tinnunculus archeri (E. J. O. Hartert & Neumann, 1932)
    – Somalia, coastal Kenya and Socotra.
  • Falco tinnunculus rufescens (Swainson, 1837)
    – W & C Africa E to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and S to N Angola and S Tanzania.
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolus (Daudin, 1800) – Rock Kestrel
    – NC Angola, S DRCongo and S Tanzania S to S South Africa.

Date : 15 November 2014
Location : Chuping Sugarcane Plantation, Perlis

Date : 30 November 2014
Location : Chuping Sugarcane Plantation, Perlis

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