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 1 year ago 9 sec 3.8
bird perched on a wall
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 5 October 2010 2 years ago 4.7
Perching on a prominent dead tree, scanning the ground for prey
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana
Frans Vandewalle 9 July 1981 38 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Pemba Island, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 12 October 2008 5 years ago 3.8
An adult perched on a snag.
Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 18 April 2013 1 year ago 3.2
Nesting in the holow of the tall dead palm tree.
mojb 47 weeks ago 3
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