Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Gray Kestrel

Gray Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus

Described by: Vieillot (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Grey Kestrel
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bijilo Forest Park, The Gambia - Feb 6, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  Bijilo Forest Park, The Gambia - Nov 23, 2004 © Ian Esland  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © W. S. Clark 
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W. and c. Africa;
S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, s. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, w. Kenya (w. Serengeti Plains, Mara GR and Nyanza n. to Mt. Elgon, Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru and Kedong Valley), w. Tanzania across s. and se. Zaire to Angola, n. Zambia, sw. and n. Angola, n. Namibia and nw. Botswana.


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


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