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African Hobby Falco cuvierii

Described by: Smith, A. (1830)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Falco cuvieri


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant 
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Open regions of Africa s. of the Sahara;
Senegambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, s. Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Central African Republic, Chad, se. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya (Lake Victoria Basin), Tanzania, Angola s. to n. Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and se. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Natal and e. 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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