French: Faucon hobereau German: Baumfalke Spanish: Alcotán europeo
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Subspecies and Distribution
F. s. subbuteo
Linnaeus, 1758 – Europe and NW Africa E through Russia, C Asia, N Pakistan, N India, Nepal#R and N China to Kamchatka, Sakhalin and N Japan (Hokkaido); winters in C & S Africa and S & SE Asia.
F. s. streichi
E. J. O. Hartert & Neumann, 1907 – S & E China S from Qin Ling Mts (S Shaanxi); possibly also N Myanmar and N Indochina.
28–36 cm; male 131–232 g, female 141–340 g; wingspan 68–84 cm. Red thighs and undertail-coverts; pale throat and cheeks contrast with densely streaked... read more
Usually silent except in courtship and late stages of breeding, when gives plaintive, excited... read more
Open wooded areas: wooded steppes, pastures, cultivation or scrub with clumps of trees, scattered... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially flying insects which are eaten on the wing, e.g. dragonflies, beetles, moths, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets,... read more
Lays late, mainly in Jun–Jul; late May in some S areas. Solitary; uses unoccupied nests of corvids (e.g. crows, magpies) or other... read more
Mostly migratory, but streichi sedentary; wintering generally rare in Palearctic, e.g.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Population levels and trends not well known; local fluctuations can be considerable, but overall possibly stable in long... read more
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