LC
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,680,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
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 Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Kenya V Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

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

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   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Falco dickinsoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.