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)
Location: Only 3 confirmed records at Changi Reclaimed Land on 21 November 2007, at Seletar Dam on 16 December 2016 and at Tanah Merah Coast Road on 26 November 2017.
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. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.