Observations in the Family: Falconidae

English Name: Falcons or Kestrels or Valke

Rock Kestrels at the two 'o clock flying display

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Description: In the rehabiliation aviary in preparation for release.

Rock kestrel

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Namakwa
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Amur falcon

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert'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).

sit still!

sit still!
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R540, Ehlanzeni
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape

Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape
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Location: Namakwa dirt road, N/ville to B/kloof NCape
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Pygmy present - Mier NCape

Pygmy present - Mier NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: R360, Mier NCape
Observed on: 8th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Pygmy poppet - Kgalagadi NCape

Pygmy poppet - Kgalagadi NCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Auob River, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: It took seven days in the park before we found a falcon! Clearly we had been in the wrong riverbed ;-)

Juvenile Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape

Juvenile Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Kousant<-->Polentswa, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape

Lanner - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Kwang, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Success! - Kgalagadi NCape

Success! - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Cubitje Quap, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Lanners cannot fly very far, high or well with a sandgrouse in their talons. Jackals know this and chase them all over the place. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the jackals.

Looking innocent - Kgalagadi NCape

Looking innocent - Kgalagadi NCape
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Observed on: 3rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Was being mobbed by juve BSK

Comfy kestrel - Kgalagadi NCape

Comfy kestrel - Kgalagadi NCape
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Location: Rooiputs, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park NCape
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Simonne
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: R27, Cape Farms
Observed on: 23rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Pygmy falcon

Pygmy falcon
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Griekwastad, Bo-Karoo
Observed on: 4th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Orpen Rd, Outside, A14a
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Red rock falcon at Titiesbaai

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: Titiesbaai, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 2
Comments: 8
Description: Eating a large mouse of unknown kind; so tame we were able to approach within 3m before it flew off [with the mouse]

Rock Kestrel

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - South
Observed on: 7th December 2006
Added to iSpot: 2nd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

The "Bywoner" scrambles in

Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus subsp. semitorquatus)
By: Gigi
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Location: Klein Aus Vist, Namibia
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: A Pygmy Falcon was spotted on a branch below the Sociable Weaver nest towards late afternoon, and as I aimed my camera at it, it disappeared into a chamber in the nest. We were there for only one night, and did not spot falcon again

Greater kestrel

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: CKGR, Ghanzi Piper
Observed on: 3rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Orpen Rd, Forest Glade
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bird pose at Wakkerstroom

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By: Suvarna_PB
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Location: Vlei, Wakkerstroom
Observed on: 30th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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By: Patrick Lane
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape NatureCedarberg ConservancyCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Unnamed Road, West Coast DC
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Dickinson's kestrel

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Thulemela-west baobab forest
Observed on: 4th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel 2

Rock Kestrel
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Location: P237, St Lucia Park
Observed on: 22nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Birds of prey

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By: Maphisa David
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: KwaMdaki
Observed on: 12th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

junior showing off low-level

junior showing off low-level
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
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
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
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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By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
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

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) 4web 0192

Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), 4web 0192
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birds
Location: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Observed on: 12th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 8th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2

Greater Cestrel (Falco rupicoloides) 4web 10872

Greater Cestrel (Falco rupicoloides) 4web 10872
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birdsguido.coza's reputation in Birds
Location: Etosha National Park
Observed on: 8th May 2011
Added to iSpot: 18th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed on: 14th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Common Kestrel, Kransvalk

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in BirdsAlex Dreyer's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 3rd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon with Red-eyed Dove Prey
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th July 2010
Added to iSpot: 1st May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description:

Hanging in the air

Falco rupicolus
By: Gigi
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Location: Jonkershoek
Observed on: 26th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4

Falco peregrinus

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 13th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Rock kestrel

Rock kestrel
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Location: RONDEVLEI RESERVE
Observed on: 20th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon
By: Maritza
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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

Falco rupicolus2

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Agulhas National Park
Observed on: 4th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Falco rupicolus

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Location: Two Oceans Hiking Trail, Agulhas National Park
Observed on: 4th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

falcon

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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

kransvalk

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Location: 40, Seekat St
Observed on: 16th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 24th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

Falco rupicolus
By: Gigi
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Location: R357, Calvinia
Observed on: 9th August 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
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
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Location: R340, Greater Plettenberg Bay
Observed on: 12th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Sleepy young Lanner

Falco biarmicus
By: Gigi
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Location: South of Malmesbury Area
Observed on: 4th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: We spotted this juvenile Lanner peacefully snoozing on a water trough, till a herd of curious cows came over to check us out - when the young bird decided to depart, posing conveniently on a pole for us

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

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