Caracaras and falcons in Uganda

Caracaras and falcons in Uganda

April 4, 2022

Caracaras and falcons in Uganda- Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species that occur worldwide and 16 species of these occur in Uganda.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Greater Kestrel (Falco rupicoloides)

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)

Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor)

Gray Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus)

Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera)

Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus)

African Hobby (Falco cuvierii)

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha)

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

Fox Kestrel (Falco alopex)

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)

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