Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) - HBW 2, p. 265

French: Faucon de l'Amour German: Amurfalke Spanish: Cernícalo del Amur
Other common names: Eastern Red-footed/Manchurian Red-footed/ Amur Red-footed Falcon

Taxonomy: Falco vespertinus var. amurensis Radde, 1863, Zeya River, Amurland.
Very close to F. vespertinus, of which has frequently been considered subspecies, but differs in plumage, especially of female, morphology and behaviour; these two species form superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: Transbaikalia (SE Siberia) and NE Mongolia E to Amurland and S to N & E China and N Korea; has bred in Assam (NE India). Winters in S Africa, mainly from Malawi to Transvaal.

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