Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni

Family: Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)

Authority: Fleischer, 1818

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species underwent rapid declines in western Europe, equivalent to c.46% in each decade since 1950; on its wintering grounds in South Africa, equivalent to c.25% in each decade since 1971; and possibly in parts of its Asian range. However, recent evidence indicates a stable or slightly positive population trend overall during the last three generations. Consequently it has been listed as Least Concern because it no longer approaches any of the thresholds for Vulnerable under the IUCN criteria.

Population size: 80000-134000 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 24,800,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Falco naumanni. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.