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Falco moluccensis

Alternative name(s): Moluccan Kestrel

Female of ssp. moluccensis. Photo by James Eaton
Location: Km 51, Lewa Road, Sumba Island, Indonesia



Indonesia: found on Sulawesi, Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas east to Timor, and on Buru, Ambon and Seram in Maluku (Moluccas). A single record from southern Borneo. Resident.


Male of ssp. microbalia Photo © by THE_FERN. road between Lake Tambing and Sedoa, Lore Lindu Indonesia, July 2023

Two subspecies recognised: F. m. microbalia in Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas and F. m. moluccensis in the Moluccas.


Forest, woodland and open country at all altitudes.


The diet includes small mammals, birds, lizards, and insects.

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