Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae) - HBW 2, p. 266

French: Faucon d'Éléonore German: Eleonorenfalke Spanish: Halcón de Eleonora

Taxonomy: Falco Eleonorae Gené, 1839, Sardinia.
Sometimes considered to form superspecies with F. concolor. Monotypic.

Distribution: Islands and rocky coasts from Canary Is and NW Morocco E through Mediterranean to Lemnos, N Sporades, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Crete and Cyprus. Winters mainly in Madagascar, but also in E Africa and Mascarene Is.