Falco cherrug J.E. Gray, 1834 - Saker Falcon

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
 

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Falco cherrug - Saker Falcon



This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of semi-arid hilly areas, from the sea level up to 4,700m. It is migratory, breeding in Austria, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Romania, and wintering in Greece, Hungary, India, Ethiopia, Israel and Libya. This species has undergone possible extirpation from Turkmenistan and Germany (BirdLife International 2017).


Conservation Status:

 

 

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 12,000-29,800 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture, electrocution on power lines and falconry (BirdLife International 2017).
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2017. Falco cherrug (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22696495A110525916.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22696495A110525916.enAccessed on 31 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Falco cherrug J.E. Gray, 1834 – Saker Falcon. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/falco-cherrug, accessed 2024/06/25.