Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Red-necked Falcon

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Described by: Daudin (1800)
Alternate common name(s): Red-headed Falcon, Red-headed Merlin
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saly, Senegal - Feb 19, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Saly, Senegal - Feb 15, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Aug 24, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  India - Nov, 1991 © W. S. Clark 
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W. to e. and s. Africa. Indian subcontinent;
Two widely separated populations;
(1) Se. Iran e. through Pakistan, India from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal s. to Kerala and the Tamil Nadu and e. to Assam and Bangladesh.
(2) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, s. Somalia, Kenya (coastal lowlands s. of Mombasa, along the Tana River and Galana River upstream to Meru National Park and the Galana Ranch, vicinity of Likichokio, Lake Turkana and along the Northern Uaso River), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and n. Tanzania.
Migrates to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
(3) S. of the Zambezi from Zimbabwe to s. Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, s. Angola and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province, Transvaal, and w. Orange Free State).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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