Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) - HBW 2, p. 262
French: Faucon de Dickinson
Spanish: Cernícalo Dorsinegro
Other common names: White-rumped Kestrel
Taxonomy: Falco dickinsoni P. L. Sclater, 1864, Chibasa, Shire River, Malawi.
Sometimes united in subgenus Dissodectes with other grey kestrels F. ardosiaceus and F. zoniventris; most similar in size and proportions to the latter. Monotypic.
Distribution: SC Africa, from Angola E through S Zaire to SC Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Pemba), and S to N Namibia, N Botswana and NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A very brief view of an adult perched before flying away, repeated in slow-motion. Locality Liwonde National Park, Southern Region, Malawi (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 21 October 2005 3 years ago 9 sec 3.8
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bird perched on a wall
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 5 October 2010 4 years ago 4.7
Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Markus Lilje 24 October 2010 17 weeks ago 4.4
Perching on a prominent dead tree, scanning the ground for prey
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana
Frans Vandewalle 9 July 1981 2 years ago 4.2
Adult bird sitting on a branch
Locality Ruaha National Park, Iringa Region, Tanzania
Cindywutsch 17 September 2015 21 weeks ago 4
Adult on dead tree - dorsal view.
Locality Ngezi-Vumawimbi Forest, Pemba Island, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Phillip Edwards 21 June 2014 36 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Pemba Island, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 12 October 2008 7 years ago 3.8
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