The Eurasian hobby – Falco subbuteo is a small, Type diurnal-raptor species of the Falcons+ Family Falconidae and the Order Falconiformes. It has an extensive Old World Range from sub-Arctic Eurasia to S Africa and from SW Europe to the Far East. It is strongly migratory with three main wintering areas in SE Asia, India, and sub-equatorial Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the Maghreb states, the Levant, Turkey, the S Caucasus and Iran. In Africa there are two main flyways one mostly from Europe through the Maghreb states following the Atlantic coast and the other covering the broader passage from E Europe and Central Asia over the Middle East and Arabia to converge on the Red Sea/Nile Valley Flyway to the wintering area in southern Africa.
Type - diurnal-raptor - uses old tree nests of other birds, in hedgerows or woodland margins with good all round visibility, Summer Habitat - open country, farmland, marshes, steppes, savannas, Winter Habitat - As above but activity is more crepuscular, Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae Genus: Falco Species - Falco subbuteo Eurasian hobby - Species - ebird.org Eurasian hobby - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Eurasian hobby - Species - britishbirdofpreycentre.co.uk Eurasian hobby - Birds - woodlandtrust.org.uk Eurasian hobby - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Eurasian hobby - Images - google.com Eurasian hobby - Video - youtube.com Eurasian hobby - Datazone - birdlife.org