Threatened species of Falco araea

Other Names:
Threatened species of Seychelles kestrel

Threats to Falco araea seem to stem from lowered breeding success in some areas owing to human persecution, introduced predators and competitors, and possibly also displacement by introduced Barn Owls Tyto alba.


Listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN RED list of threatened species.

Falco araea is distributed throughout upland evergreen forests and lowland plantations on three granitic islands of the Seychelles, with 370 pairs on Mahé, 10 pairs (minimum, possibly 20) on Praslin (to which it was reintroduced in 1977), and 30--40 pairs on Silhouette, these numbers being largely stable.

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Falco
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Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST