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 4 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 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 4 December 2011 22 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 15 August 2011 1 year ago 4.2
An adult at the nest
Locality Ngaoundaba Ranch, Ngaoundéré, Adamawa Province, Cameroon
Lars Petersson 4 March 2012 1 year ago 4
Adult perched on a tree.
Locality Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Ruben Gaasenbeek 17 January 2015 13 weeks ago 3.7
an immature bird on a power cable
Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Stefan Helming 18 October 2009 5 years ago 3.5
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