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Falco rupicolus

Rock Kestrel

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Containing group: Falco

Other Names for Falco rupicolus


Hockey P.A.R., Dean W.R.J. & Ryan P.G.(eds). 2005. Robert's Birds of Southern Africa. 7th ed. Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

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Scientific Name Falco rupicolus
Location a short distance north of Craig Lockhardt waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Comments They are easily confused with the similar looking Lesser Kestrel.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Source Rock Kestrel (Falco rupicolus)
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 Johann du Preez
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