Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) - HBW 2, p. 265

French: Faucon kobez German: Rotfußfalke Spanish: Cernícalo Patirrojo
Other common names: Western Red-footed Falcon

Taxonomy: Falco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766, Ingria = Province of St Petersburg.
Very close to F. amurensis, with which has frequently been considered conspecific; these two form superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Europe, from Estonia and Hungary, E through NC Asia to extreme NW China and upper R Lena. Winters mainly in SW Africa, from Angola, Namibia and N South Africa through Botswana to Zimbabwe and Zambia.