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Pygmy Falcon

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Polihierax semitorquatus Scientific name
Falconiformes Order
Falconidae Family
19 - 20 cm  (Wingspan ) Length
Tropical dry shrubland, savanna, grassland. Range follow link or see Map Habitat
 .Eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days Clutch
Mammals, birds. Food  
Pygmy Falcons occasionally engage in polyandrous relationships, more than two adults living together and tending nestlings. Habits
3564 - TSN: 175681 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Falconidae  please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Afrikaans: Dwergvalk
Bulgarian: Сокол пигмей
Czech: sokolík malý, Sokolík obojkový
Danish: Afrikansk Pygmæfalk
German: Halsband-Zwergfalke, Zwergfalke
English: Abyssinian Pygmy Falcon, African Falcon, African Pigmy Falcon, African Pygmy Falcon, African Pygmy-Falcon, Pygmy Falcon, South African Pygmy Falcon
Spanish: Halconcito Africano, Halconito Africano
Estonian: manukpistrik
Finnish: Afrikankääpiöhaukka
French: Fauconnet d'Afrique, Fauconnet pygmé d'Afrique
Hebrew: בזון גמדי
Italian: Falchetto africano, Falco pigmeo africano
Japanese: kobitohayabusa
Japanese: コビトハヤブサ
Latin: Polihierax semitorquatus, Polihierax semitorquatus castanonotus, Polihierax semitorquatus semotorquatus
Dutch: Afrikaanse Dwergvalk
Norwegian: Afrikapygmefalk, Afrikapygméfalk
Polish: sokolik czerwonooki
Portuguese: Falcão-pigmeu
Russian: Африканский карликовый сокол, Африканский малый сокол
Slovak: sokolík obojkový
Swedish: Afrikansk pygméfalk
Swahili: Kozi Kibete
Chinese: 非洲侏隼

Range:- Angola, Botswana, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia,

South Africa:- Free State, Limpopo Province, Northern Cape, Northwest Province,

Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.


Polihierax semitorquatus
Polihierax semitorquatus castanonotus
Polihierax semitorquatus castanonotus
Polihierax semitorquatus castanotus
Polihierax semitorquatus semitorquatus
Polihierax semitorquatus semotorquatus

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