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 19 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 1 year ago 4.1
Immature perched high in a tree
Locality Lake Burigi, Burigi Game Reserve, Kagera Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
buchert 27 October 2014 1 year ago 3.9
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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