Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni


Biber, J.-P. 1996. International action plan for the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni. In: Heredia, B.; Rose, L.; Painter, M. (ed.), Globally threatened birds in Europe: action plans, pp. 191-203. Council of Europe, and BirdLife International, Strasbourg.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Brown, L.H.; Urban, E.K.; Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London.

Davygora, A.V. 1998. Factors limiting area and numbers of lesser kestrel Falco naumanni in the South Ural steppes. 5th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls, Johannesburg, South Africa.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Ferguson-Lees, J.; Christie, D.A. 2001. Raptors of the World. Christopher Helm, London.

Pepler, D. 1996. Management of Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni overwintering in Africa. Thesis. MPhil, University of Cambridge, U.K..

Prugnolle, F.; Pilard, P.; Brun, L. U. C.; Tavecchia, G. 2003. First-year and adult survival of the endangered Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni in southern France. Bird Study 50: 68-72.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

International Action Plan

Jump to the case study for this species in Wildlife comeback in Europe: The recovery of selected mammal and bird species (Deniet et al. 2003)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Falco naumanni. Downloaded from on 24/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/09/2021.