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Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

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 full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,930,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,930,000
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 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number > c.1,000,000 individuals (Ferguson-Lees et al. 2001), while national population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in China; c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and < c.50 individuals on migration in Korea; < c.50 individuals on migration in Japan and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
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        
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Bhutan Native Extant        
Botswana Native Extant        
Burundi Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Vagrant Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant        
India Native Extant        
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Japan Vagrant Extant        
Kenya Native Extant        
Laos Native Extant        
Lesotho Native Extant        
Malawi Native Extant        
Maldives Native Extant        
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Mozambique Native Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant        
Namibia Native Extant        
Nepal Native Extant        
North Korea Native Extant Yes      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant     Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Qatar Native Extant   Yes    
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Rwanda Native Extant        
Saudi Arabia Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Seychelles Vagrant Extant        
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
South Korea Native Extant        
Sri Lanka Vagrant Extant        
St Helena (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Tanzania Native Extant        
Thailand Native Extant        
Uganda Vagrant Extant        
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Vietnam Native Extant     Yes  
Yemen Native Extant     Yes  
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Botswana Okavango Delta site factsheet
India Habang site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 4420 m

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Falco amurensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014.

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 Radde, 1863
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,930,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change