French: Faucon de Cuvier German: Afrikanischer Baumfalke Spanish: Alcotán africano
Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S, discontinuously, to NC Namibia, Zimbabwe, W Mozambique and adjacent NE South Africa.
26–31 cm; male 125–178 g, female 186–224 g; wingspan 60–73 cm. Small dark falcon, darkest on head, with relatively long, slender wings, rich chestnut... read more
Generally silent when not around nest, when gives rapid "kee-kee-kee...", which is used... read more
Moist woodland and tree savanna, including palm savanna and forest edge, occasionally large... read more
Food and feeding
Outside breeding season, mainly insects, especially termite alates, grasshoppers, locusts, beetles and cicadas; when breeding, mainly small... read more
Laying Dec–Apr in W and NE Africa; Dec–Jun in Uganda and W Kenya and Aug–Dec elsewhere in equatorial E Africa; Aug–... read more
Resident as pairs in many areas, but may be locally migratory or perhaps nomadic in response to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread, but generally uncommon to rare, e.g. in NE Africa, and very scarce in SC Africa, where not even confirmed to... read more
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