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Falco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766 – Red-footed Falcon

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2020. Falco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766 – Red-footed Falcon. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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