Maps of the birds of the Western Palearctic Region
showing areas
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FALCONIFORMES
        Falconidae
   Falcons
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Falco naumanni
Desert, steppe, farms, towns. 
From the Iberian Pen., s France, s Italy, s Austria, Balkans, Greece; 
from Morocco e to Tunisia and nw Libya, and Mediterranean region incl. Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus, e across Turkey, Near East, Iran, n Afghanistan, s Russia n to s Urals to sw Siberia in Altai, Tuva, Transbaicalia, Mongolia, n China.
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Falco tinnunculus
Open country, plains, heaths, farms, towns. 
From n British Isles and n Scandinavia e across nw,c Russia and c Siberia to upper Kolyma R., s to e Atlantic islands on Madeira, Cape Verde and Canary is.  Africa in Mauritania, Mali, Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Gabon, C. Afr. Rep., Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Zaire (absent from heavily forested w,c Africa), Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa; Socotra I., w,e coasts of Arabia, Middle East, Pakistan, n,s India, Sri Lanka, probably n Burma, s China, Korea and Japan on Honshu and probably Hokkaido.
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Falco sparverius
Open country, scrub, desert, farms, towns, pine savanna. 
Lowlands and mts. to 3200 m from w,c Alaska, s Yukon, w Mackenzie and n Alberta e across c,se Canada to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, s to s Baja Calif.; Guadalupe I.; Sinaloa through Mexican highlands and n C. America to c Honduras, and to the Gulf coast and s Florida; lowland pine savanna of e Honduras and ne Nicaragua; Bahamas n to Eleuthera; 
Greater and Lesser Antilles s to Guadeloupe; from Colombia, Venezuela, Netherlands Antilles e to Margarita I., but absent from Bonaire and s Amazonas Prov.; to Trinidad, Guyana, French Guiana and n Brazil in Roraima s, mostly in mts., through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile (incl. Mas-á-Tierra in Juan Fernández Is.) and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego, and e of the Andes (exc. most of Amazonia) over tableland of c,e Brazil to Paraguay and Urguay.
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Falco naumanni
Lesser Kestrel
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Uncommon
has bred: Czechoslovakia,
Hungary
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Falco tinnunculus
Common Kestrel
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Common
has bred: n.Chad
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Falco sparverius
American Kestrel
Vagrant
w.Europa, Azores
* no map
 
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Falco vespertinus
Open country, open woods, forest steppe, farms, riparian forest, Borassus palms. 
From e Sweden, Gulf of Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria e across c,se Russia, s to Ukraine, lower Volga R., lower Ural R., s to n Kazakhstan and c,s Siberia from n Altai e to Irkutsk region and nw China in nw Sinkiang; may have bred formerly in Algeria.
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Falco columbarius
Open country, moors, heath, grassy dunes, desert, open coniferous forest.  From Iceland, Faroes, British Isles and n Scandiavia e across n,c,se Russia s to c Urals, n Kazakhstan and Siberia e to Anadyrland and s to Altai, Tuva, Transbaicalia and Sakhalin (absent from Kamchatka). 
From nw Alaska, n Yukon, nw,c Mackenzie, se Keewatin, n Manitoba, n Ontario, n Quebec, Labrador and Newfoundland s to s Alaska, sw British Columbia, n U.S. from c Washington, e Oregon and Idaho e to n Michigan, n Ohio, s Ontario and Nova Scotia.
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Falco subbuteo
Open country, savanna, steppe, moors, farms. 
From s British Isles, s Sweden and c Finland e across nw,c Russia and c Siberia to Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka Pen., Sakhalin and s Kuril Is., s to Morocco, Tunisia, n Mediterranean region, incl. Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily and Cyprus; Turkey, Israel, w,n Iran, n Afghanistan, Himalayas 1200-4000 m of n Pakistan and n India from Kashmir e to Garwhal, w,ne,e Burma, s China, Korea and Japan s to Hokkaido.
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Falco vespertinus
Red-footed Falcon
Uncommon (generally)
has bred: Germany,Sweden
Finland, Estonia, Poland
migration: Tunisia, Italy
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Falco columbarius
Merlin
not uncommon
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Falco subbuteo
Eurasian Hobby
 not uncommon
has bred: Norway, Sicily, 
Ciprus, Lebanon
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Index Families
Falconidae   13 sp
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01-02-03-04-05-06
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 2001 by Alberto Masi