Observations in the Species: Falco amurensis

English Name: Amur Falcon or Amur-Rotfußfalke or Amurvalk or Eastern Redfoot Kestrel or Kavakavana or Oostelike Rooipootvalk or Rukodzi or Xikavakava

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Amur falcon

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Amur falcon

Amur falcon
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: Eastern Shores iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed on: 4th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on ESKOM line on the main road to Cape Vidal (Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park).

Bird pose at Wakkerstroom

Wakkerstroom bird
By: Suvarna_PB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Vlei, Wakkerstroom
Observed on: 30th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

junior showing off low-level

junior showing off low-level
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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed on: 18th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: subadult members of the flock which were feasting on alates in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263361 similar to females but browner

Amur - fermale in flight

Amur - female in flight
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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed on: 18th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: females in feasting party http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263361 In the 2nd photo the bird is eating an alate which she has caught with her feet - this appears to be the norm.

Amur - male in flight

Amur - male in flight
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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed on: 18th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: male Amur, part of feasting party http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263361

air traffic control absconds

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Location: A1, Dibete
Observed on: 18th January 2008
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: flock of Amur falcons descended upon a feast of emerging termite alates at dusk, in a fallow field. Note they catch the prey with their feet and then eat it on the wing, (clearly seen in female photos linked below). Here the birds demonstrate their incredible maneuverability, note the head of the individual flying a knife edge is perfectly level and parallel to the ground. Clearer views of individuals posted as follows: male http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263363 female http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263364 subadults http://www.ispot.org.za/node/263365

Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon
By: Maritza
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: H7, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

falcon

falcon
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, Presidentsrus
Observed on: 25th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Falcon

Falcon
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R36, Sabie
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th February 2014
Likely ID: Falco amurensis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon Male
By: ClodaCloda's reputation in BirdsCloda's reputation in Birds
Location: R340, Greater Plettenberg Bay
Observed on: 12th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

WSNBG Falcon

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

WSNBG Falcon

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Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

WSNBG Falcon

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Falco amurensis

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Akker Ave, Karatara
Observed on: 25th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Red-footed falcons

Red-footed falcons
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Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 10th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Red-footed falcons but Eastern or Western or both? They didn't mill around before settling which would hint at Eastern (Amur); Roberts VIIth ed p.553 This small flock flew across the road in front of me at dusk, if I approached too close they moved back to another tree

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Rbm 141
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, Middelburg
Observed on: 29th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Falcon ?

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By: genegene's reputation in Birds
Location: Game Reserve Ave, Rietvallei 377-Jr
Observed on: 8th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

My first Amur ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Old Knysna Road, Hoekwil Area
Observed on: 6th February 2011
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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By: leachy
Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 9th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 30th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Falco amurensis male Amur falcon Eastern red footed kestrel Mooiplaats

Falco amurensis male Amur falcon Eastern red footed kestrel Mooiplaats 18 3 2013
By: Prix BurgoynePrix Burgoyne's reputation in BirdsPrix Burgoyne's reputation in Birds
Location: R964, Bronkhorstspruit
Observed on: 18th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 27th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 8
Comments: 18
Description: About 30 cm long, common in the area now with a pair on almost every electricity pole. They are getting cold in the late afternoon sun now with feathers ruffled up and a foot under keeping warm.

Amur Falcon getting ready to go back to breeding grounds

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: suikerbosrand
Observed on: 13th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The last few visits to the nature reserve I have seen so many of these falcons. They are everywhere. Tricky to photograph with my little compact camera, but I got this one.

Female Amur Falcon

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By: Gerrie Horn
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: R342 near Addo
Observed on: 3rd February 2011
Added to iSpot: 25th October 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Female and Male Amur Falcon

Female
By: Gerrie Horn
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Cannon Rocks
Observed on: 15th January 2012
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Female Amur Falcon

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By: Gerrie Horn
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Addo, New Section
Observed on: 30th December 2010
Added to iSpot: 27th September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Amur Falcon - Male - R345

Amur Falcon - Male - R345
By: Gerhard DiedericksGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in Birds
Location: R345, Hogsback-Cathcat Area
Observed on: 24th March 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Several specimens perched on the telephone line next to the road

Female Amur Falcon

Female Amur Falcon
By: Gerhard DiedericksGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in BirdsGerhard Diedericks's reputation in Birds
Location: R31 & N1 Junction
Observed on: 14th March 2012
Added to iSpot: 26th March 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Several on telephone lines adjacent the road

Species with which Amur Falcon or Amur-Rotfußfalke or Amurvalk or Eastern Redfoot Kestrel or Kavakavana or Oostelike Rooipootvalk or Rukodzi or Xikavakava (Falco amurensis) interacts

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