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Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,890,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.2 - - -
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Botswana Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Namibia Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Caconda site factsheet
Angola Cuelei site factsheet
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Angola Mupa National Park site factsheet
Botswana Chobe National Park site factsheet
Botswana Lake Ngami site factsheet
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river site factsheet
Botswana Okavango Delta site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lufira valley site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park site factsheet
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Kasungu National Park site factsheet
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde National Park site factsheet
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Headwaters of the Cahora Bassa Dam site factsheet
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands site factsheet
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas site factsheet
Tanzania Katavi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Kilombero Valley site factsheet
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Rukwa site factsheet
Tanzania Mikumi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Ruaha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Umalila Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Barotse Floodplains site factsheet
Zambia Chisamba site factsheet
Zambia Chitunta Plain site factsheet
Zambia Hillwood site factsheet
Zambia Imanda site factsheet
Zambia Jimbe Drainage site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet
Zambia Kafue National Park site factsheet
Zambia Kalungwishi site factsheet
Zambia Kasanka National Park site factsheet
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park site factsheet
Zambia Luapula Mouth site factsheet
Zambia Lukanga Swamp site factsheet
Zambia Lukususi National Park site factsheet
Zambia Machile site factsheet
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness site factsheet
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area site factsheet
Zambia North Luangwa National Park site factsheet
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia) site factsheet
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu site factsheet
Zambia Simungoma site factsheet
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park site factsheet
Zambia South Luangwa National Park site factsheet
Zambia Uningi Pans site factsheet
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves site factsheet
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Falco dickinsoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)
Species name author Sclater, 1864
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,890,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change