Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus - Faucon crécerelle

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Falconiformes

  • Family
    :

    Falconidés

  • Genus
    :

    Falco

  • Species
    :

    tinnunculus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 39 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 65 à 82 cm.
  • Weight
    : 154 à 314 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a species of bird in the Falconidae family.

Subspecific information 11 Subspecies

  • Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus (Europe and nw Africa to Siberia)
  • Falco tinnunculus perpallidus (ne Siberia to ne China and Korea)
  • Falco tinnunculus interstinctus (Himalayas to Japan and Indochina)
  • Falco tinnunculus objurgatus (s India, Sri Lanka)
  • Falco tinnunculus canariensis (Madeira and w Canary Is.)
  • Falco tinnunculus dacotiae (e Canary Is.)
  • Falco tinnunculus neglectus (n Cape Verde Is.)
  • Falco tinnunculus alexandri (s Cape Verde Is.)
  • Falco tinnunculus rupicolaeformis (ne Africa and Arabia)
  • Falco tinnunculus archeri (Socotra I., Somalia, ne Kenya)
  • Falco tinnunculus rufescens (West Africa to Ethiopia south to n Angola and Tanzania)

Foreign names

  • Faucon crécerelle,
  • Cernícalo Vulgar,
  • Peneireiro-vulgar,
  • *Turmfalke,
  • Vörös vércse,
  • Torenvalk,
  • Gheppio comune,
  • Tornfalk,
  • Tårnfalk,
  • sokol myšiar (pustovka),
  • poštolka obecná,
  • Tårnfalk,
  • tuulihaukka,
  • Kransvalk,
  • xoriguer comú,
  • Turnfálki,
  • pustułka (zwyczajna),
  • lauku piekūns,
  • postovka,
  • Обыкновенная пустельга,
  • Alap-alap erasia,
  • チョウゲンボウ,
  • 红隼,
  • เหยี่ยวเคสเตรล,
  • 紅隼,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Tundra, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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