Scientific Name: Falco amurensis
Malay Name: Rajawali Kaki Merah Timur
Chinese Name: 红脚隼
Found from eastern Siberia, northern Korea to north-eastern China and winters to sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal, India, Indochina and the Thai-Malay Peninsula
Size: 28-31 cm
Male resembles adult Peregrine Falcon but is smaller and has diagnostic red eyering, cere and feet, pale grey underparts and rufous-chestnut vent. Female resembles male but has dark streaked underparts, barred uppertail-coverts and buffy-white vent. Juvenile resembles female but has pale yellow eyering and cere.
Habitat: Reclaimed land and open habitats near the coast.
Behaviour/Ecology: Often hunts and catches insects on the wing. Sometimes hovers while hunting.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Past accepted records in our database:
Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):
BirdLife International. (2016). Falco amurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.