Seychelles Kestrel Falco araeus

Family: Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)

Authority: (Oberholser, 1917)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v);C2a(i);D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a very small population and range and there have been declines in one subpopulation. It was far more widespread in the nineteenth century, with birds frequently seen on most islands. This range contraction may have resulted from widespread persecution in the past.

Population size: 530

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Falco araeus. Downloaded from on 02/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/10/2022.