Dickinson's Kestrel

It is a fairly small, stocky kestrel with a large, square head. It is 27-30 cm long with a wingspan of 61-68 cm and a weight of 167-246 grams. The female is about 4% larger and 10-20% heavier than the male. The plumage is mostly dark grey with a pale head and rump. The tail is grey with narrow black bars and a broad subterminal band. The underside of the flight feathers are also barred. The cere and feet are yellow and there is bare yellow skin around the eye. The bill is dark grey and the eyes are brown. Juvenile birds are grey-brown with barred flanks and without the paler head and rump. They have a greenish cere and eye-ring.

The Dickinson's Kestrel is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) is a bird of prey of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. It is named after John Dickinson, an English physician and missionary who collected the type specimen. It is also known as the White-rumped Kestrel. Its closest relatives are the Grey Kestrel and Banded Kestrel and the three are sometimes placed in the subgenus Dissodectes. More

* Dickinson's Kestrel, Falco dickinsoni, found in Eastern to Southern Africa * Banded Kestrel, Falco zoniventris, found on Madagascar American Kestrel * American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, found in North America and South America Footnotes - 1. ^ See there for a careful discussion of the divergence times mentioned in this article. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Dickinson's Kestrel is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.) show section External Links (0) We currently have no external links for this species. More

be as white as the Dickinson's Kestrel on the mainland. Simon Thomsett Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) photographed on the Pemba Island off the east coast of Tanzania. Simon Thomsett Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) photographed on the Pemba Island off the east coast of Tanzania. This bird has feather that is about to moult out, but is dislodged at a funny angle in the wing. More

Species accounts: Dickinson's Kestrel account on GRIN Taxonomy: The Dickinson's Kestrel has only once race. Distribution: Angola east to south eastern Tanzania (including Pemba and Zanzibar), south to north eastern Namibia, northern Botswana, Mozambique and extreme north eastern South Africa. There was discussion on the African Raptor Forum in January 2010 about the status of this bird. More

behaviour of a pair of Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni in the Kruger National Park ... Storrs, CT 06269, USA; EM: hagelin@sp.uconn.edu)-The roles of plumage ornaments, male ... www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/ROL/ROL80.html Dickinson's Kestrel links from .org sitesDickinson's Kestrel stamps: Stamps showing Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) www.bird-stamps.org Dickinson's Kestrel stamps: Stamps showing Dickinson's Kestrel (Falco dickinsoni) www.bird-stamps. More

a picture of the Dickinson's Kestrel on page 529. The Dickinson's Kestrel belongs to the family of birds classified as Falconidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Dickinson's Kestrel is also known by these other names: Dickinson's Grey Kestrel. The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. More

Dickinson's Kestrel is found in Eastern to Southern Africa. 7. The Greater Kestrel is found in Eastern to South Africa. 8. The Madagascar Kestrel. 9. The Banded Kestrel is found on Madagascar. 10. The Seychelles Kestrel. 11. The Mauritius Kestrel. 12. The Spotted Kestrel is found in Indonesia. 13. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Falconidae
Genus : Falco
Species : dickinsoni
Authority : Sclater, 1864