RED-FOOTED FALCON

(Falco vespertinus)

Previously known as Western Red-footed Falcon (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 179 / 405
Clements 2000 32.0390
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
32-37

 

A small bird (29 to 31 cm) which breeds in the Palearctic (eastern Europe to Mongolia) . It is a non breeding migrant in southern Africa where it is commonly found in the northern parts of the region and less so east to Natal. It is found in open grassveld and semi-arid savannah. The main food source is insects

 

List of Stamps showing Red-footed Falcon

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Dubai 0312  0329 1968 60d
Hungary 1231  1237 1952 1Ft
Hungary 2349  2401 1968 1Ft
Hungary (WWF) 3510  3626 1983 2Ft
Mongolia     1999 100t
Poland 2343  2356 1975 1z50
Poland 2344  2357 1975 1z50