Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Pygmy Falcon

Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus

Described by: Smith, A. (1836)
Alternate common name(s): African Pygmy-falcon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Jun 13, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Tarangire National Park, Tanzania - Feb 2, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Ne. Africa; Sw. Africa;
Two widely separated populations;
(1) N. Central African Republic and e. Zaire to ex. se. Sudan, c. and e. Ethiopia, Somalia, ne. Uganda, Kenya and nc. Tanzania.
(2) S. Angola, Namibia, sw. Botswana and nw. South Africa in the Namib Desert, Kalahari Desert and w. Transvaal, w. Orange Free State and n. Cape Province.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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