Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Red-necked Falcon
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
Described by: Daudin (1800)
Alternate common name(s): Red-headed Falcon, Red-headed Merlin
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
RangeW. to e. and s. Africa. Indian subcontinent;
Two widely separated populations;
(1) Se. Iran e. through Pakistan, India from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal s. to Kerala and the Tamil Nadu and e. to Assam and Bangladesh.
(2) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, s. Somalia, Kenya (coastal lowlands s. of Mombasa, along the Tana River and Galana River upstream to Meru National Park and the Galana Ranch, vicinity of Likichokio, Lake Turkana and along the Northern Uaso River), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and n. Tanzania.
Migrates to Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
(3) S. of the Zambezi from Zimbabwe to s. Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, s. Angola and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province, Transvaal, and w. Orange Free State).
No videos are available for this species
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
Comments/ErrorsPlease email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.
If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.