African Hobby (Falco cuvierii) - HBW 2, p. 268
French: Faucon de Cuvier
German: Afrikanischer Baumfalke
Spanish: Alcotán Africano
Taxonomy: Falco Cuvierii A. Smith, 1830, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with F. subbuteo and possibly also F. severus and F. longipennis; sometimes considered conspecific with F. subbuteo. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S to SE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Two birds perched in the same tree. Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 7 years ago 25 sec 4.4
A bird on the top of a dead branch. Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 7 years ago 28 sec 3.9
bird in the summit Locality Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 18 September 2010 3 years ago 12 sec 3.5
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A closer view of an adult sitting on a nest
Locality Ngaoundaba Ranch, Ngaoundéré, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 4 March 2012 27 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 15 August 2011 33 weeks ago 4.2
An adult at the nest
Locality Ngaoundaba Ranch, Ngaoundéré, Adamawa Province, Cameroon
Lars Petersson 4 March 2012 27 weeks ago 4
an immature bird on a power cable
Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Stefan Helming 18 October 2009 4 years ago 3.5
Side view of bird perched on the top branch.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 21 August 2006 39 weeks ago 3.3
An adult bird in flight in the edge of the forest
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Luis Mario Arce 11 February 2013 1 year ago 3
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