Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

African Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) - HBW 2, p. 255

French: Fauconnet d'Afrique German: Halsband Zwergfalke Spanish: Halconcito Africano
Other common names: Pygmy Falcon

Taxonomy: Falco simitorquata [sic] A. Smith, 1836, Kuruman, Botswana.
N population sometimes separated as race castanonotus, but poorly differentiated, although widely separated geographically. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Ethiopia, Somalia, NE Uganda and Kenya to NC Tanzania; S Angola and Namibia to NW South Africa.

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