French: Faucon kobez German: Rotfußfalke Spanish: Cernícalo patirrojo
Other common names:
Western Red-footed Falcon
Ingria = Province of St Petersburg, west Russia
C Europe (from Estonia, Slovakia and Hungary) E through NC Asia to extreme NW China and upper R Lena. Winters mainly in SW Africa, from Angola, Namibia and N South Africa through Botswana to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
27–32 cm; male 115–190 g, female 130–197 g; wingspan 65–77 cm. Mostly slate-grey, contrasting with chestnut lower belly, undertail-coverts and thighs... read more
Noisier than some other falcons, both when moving in flocks and at pre-roost gatherings, e.g. high-... read more
Open habitats with some tree cover for perching, roosting and breeding. Steppe, wooded steppe,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially Orthoptera (crickets, locusts, grasshoppers); also beetles, dragonflies, butterflies, moths, cicadas. Wide... read more
Laying mostly at end of May, but overall season lasts mid Apr to Aug. Solitary or colonial, with tens and up to 100s of pairs at colonies.... read more
Migratory, travelling great distances (mostly at high altitude) between Palearctic breeding areas... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Marked decline, particularly in S of breeding range, probably due, directly or indirectly, to... read more
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