Falco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766 - Red-footed Falcon

Subspecies in India

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


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands with plenty of arthropods and small vertebrates. It is migratory, breeding in Belarus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and China, and wintering in South Africa and Kenya (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened 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, and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and grazing. Another threat is hunting along the migratory route (BirdLife International 2018).

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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 Kashmir
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
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BirdLife International 2018. Falco vespertinus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22696432A131939286. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22696432A131939286.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Falco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766 – Red-footed 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-vespertinus, accessed 2024/06/25.