Oriental Hobby (Falco severus) - HBW 2, p. 269
French: Faucon aldrovandin
Spanish: Alcotán Filipino
Other common names: Indian Hobby
Taxonomy: Falco severus Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Forms superspecies with F. longipennis, and perhaps also with F. subbuteo and F. cuvierii. Variation of present species in size and plumage slight and clinal; insufficient for racial differentiation. Monotypic.
Distribution: NW India and Nepal E to Yunnan, Guangdong and Hainan (S China), and S through Burma, Thailand and Indochina to Philippines, Java and Sulawesi, whence E through New Guinea to Solomon Is. Himalayan birds winter S to S India and Sri Lanka.
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- 4.3 An adult bird ... India, Mar 2008 Ron Hoff
- 4.2 A bird in a tr... Sulawesi, Jul 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3.8 A bird in a tr... Sulawesi, Jul 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3.8 An adult bird ... India, Mar 2008 Ron Hoff
- 3.7 A bird in a de... Sulawesi, Jul 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3.5 A bird in a de... Sulawesi, Jul 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 3 one bird eating Philippine..., Apr 2009 Daniêl Jimenez
- 2.8 A bird preenin... Thailand, Nov 2010 Yoel Jimenez