French: Crécerelle renard German: Fuchsfalke Spanish: Cernícalo zorruno
Senegambia S to Sierra Leone and E through Chad, N Cameroon, N Central African Republic and Sudan to Red Sea coast of Eritrea, and S to W & C Ethiopia, NE DRCongo, NW & C#R Kenya and N Uganda.
32–39 cm; 250–300 g; wingspan 76–88 cm. A large but slim-bodied, long- almost point-tailed kestrel, deep chestnut all over (except largely black primaries... read more
Vocalizations reminiscent of those of other kestrels, a high-pitched screeching "kreee-kreee-... read more
Rocky hills, cliffs and outcrops adjoining open arid Sahelian savanna and desert, up to 2900 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, small mammals, lizards and small birds reported as prey. Hunts from tree or rock perch, taking prey on ground, but also... read more
Laying variable locally, but typically during the wet or late dry seasons: Mar–Jun in W Africa, Apr–Jul in Kenya and Jun–... read more
Sedentary in some intermediate areas, but generally moves S from drier areas across whole range in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally considered to be scarce to uncommon, although regarded as common in Chad. Roadside counts of raptors in Burkina... read more
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