Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) - HBW 2, p. 259

French: Faucon crécerellette German: Rötelfalke Spanish: Cernícalo Primilla

Taxonomy: Falco Naumanni Fleischer, 1818, southern Germany and Switzerland; error = Sicily.
Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Europe and N Africa E through E Europe, Asia Minor and Iran to Mongolia and N China (E to Shandong). Winters in Africa S of Sahara; also and irregularly in parts of S Asia.