French: Faucon de l’Amour German: Amurfalke Spanish: Cernícalo del Amur
Other common names:
Eastern Red-footed Falcon
Falco vespertinus var. amurensis
Zeya River, Amurland
Transbaikalia (SE Siberia) and NE Mongolia E to Amurland and S to NE China and N Korea; has bred in Assam (NE India). Winters in SE Africa, mainly in N South Africa (Limpopo S to Free State and KwaZulu-Natal); small numbers irregularly in S & SE Asia.
28–30 cm; male 97–155 g, female 111–188 g; wingspan 63–71 cm. Male resembles that of F. vespertinus, but axillaries and underwing-coverts... read more
Generally silent, except around colonies and at communal roosts. Most frequent is a fast-repeated... read more
Open wooded zones, sometimes with marshy areas; woods and margins of woodland, both coniferous and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, such as locusts, grasshoppers, beetles; also small birds, some amphibians and on rare occasions small mammals. In African... read more
Lays in May–Jun. Solitary or in small colonies, in old nests of corvids, or in tree holes, in conifers or broad-leaved trees.... read more
Migratory, travelling massive distance between E Asia and S Africa, typically at high altitude (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Size of population not known; may be stable; at least locally common, e.g SE of L Baikal and in Mongolia. Total of 892... read more
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