Greater Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides) - HBW 2, p. 261
French: Crécerelle aux yeux blancs
Spanish: Cernícalo Ojiblanco
Other common names: White-eyed Kestrel
Taxonomy: Falco Rupicoloides A. Smith, 1829, South Africa.
May form superspecies with F. alopex, but quite different in ecology and proportions. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fieldi (Elliot, 1897) - N & E Ethiopia, NW Somalia.
- arthuri (Gurney, 1884) - NE Tanzania, Kenya.
- rupicoloides A. Smith, 1829 - Namibia, Botswana, SW Zambia and Zimbabwe to South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A juvenile perched on a wire and flying away. Locality Sululta Plains, Ethiopia (ssp fieldi)
Josep del Hoyo 24 November 2005 8 years ago 28 sec 4.4
A bird on the ground feeding on termites Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp rupicoloides)
Josep del Hoyo 15 July 1998 11 years ago 19 sec 4.2
A bird perched on an electric pole Locality Naro Moru, Kenya (ssp arthuri)
Brooke Clibbon 9 December 2002 7 years ago 7 sec 4.2
A close-up of a bird Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp rupicoloides)
Jean Michel Erard 31 July 2003 8 years ago 6 sec 3
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Adult feeding on a striped mouse
Marco Valentini 24 August 2013 28 weeks ago 4.6
Perched on a bush.
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp rupicoloides)
Fran Trabalon 9 October 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Perched on a post.
Locality Solitaire, Khomas Region, Namibia (ssp rupicoloides)
Ken Havard 5 April 2013 50 weeks ago 4.2
One bird on a rock
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia
Rémi Bigonneau 17 May 2009 2 years ago 4.1
adult in tree
Locality Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia (ssp rupicoloides)
Tom Heijnen 20 July 2012 9 weeks ago 4
Locality Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
lsargentini 27 August 2011 1 year ago 4
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