Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor) - HBW 2, p. 266
French: Faucon concolore
Spanish: Halcón Pizarroso
Taxonomy: Falco concolor Temminck, 1825, Senegal, etc. = Barqan Island, Gulf of Aqaba.
Sometimes considered to form superspecies with F. eleonorae. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Libya through Egypt, Israel and Jordan to coasts of Red Sea and Persian Gulf, E to SW Pakistan. Winters in Madagascar, and also in SE Africa.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
View from slightly above bird in flight, sea background
Locality Muscat Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Daniel Hinckley 25 October 2015 11 weeks ago 4.6
A juvenile Sooty Falcon mobbing the huge adult African Crowned Eagle.
Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
GunnarPettersson 30 November 2011 51 weeks ago 4.1
Immature perched high in a tree
Locality Lake Burigi, Burigi Game Reserve, Kagera Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
buchert 27 October 2014 48 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Shaba National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 23 November 2008 7 years ago 3.7
Adult bird perched in a tree
Locality Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa
David Brassington 11 April 2012 1 year ago 3
A bird perched.
Locality Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 April 1993 3 years ago 3
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