Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Eurasian Hobby

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European Hobby, Northern Hobby, Hobby
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, England - Jul 7, 2005 © Richard Stern  Aiguamolls de lEmporda, Cataluna, Spain - May 11, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - May 6, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - May 6, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Sep, 2007 © Jugal Tiwari 
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(1) Nw. Africa and Europe (s. British Isles, s. Sweden, and c. Finland e. across nw. and c. Russia and c. Siberia to the Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka, Sakhalin Is., and the Kuril Is. and n. Japan (Hokkaido) s. in Poland (Biebrza Marsh), Mediterranean Basin in Morocco and Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily and Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, n. Jordan (Dibbin Forest National Park) e. through s. Russia to w. and n. Iran, n. Afghanistan, Himalayas of n. Pakistan, n. India (Kashmir e. to Garwhal) and China.
Winters in c. and s. Africa (Kenya in the c. highlands) and s. Asia (Indian Subcontinent).
(2) S. and e. China s. from Qin Ling Mountains (s. Shaonxi). Probably also in n. and e. Burma and n. Indochina (Laos).
Winters s. to the Greater Sundas (Java and Timor) and sometimes Taiwan.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


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


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