Falcons are raptors that have thin tapered wings that allow them to change directions at high speed. They belong to the order Falconiformes, family Falconidae and genus Flaco. The 45 species and sub-species of Falco are listed below. Those with photo folders are highlighted in red. Click on the common name to see more details in Wikipedia. To get back click on the Finched folded then the Falcon folder.

Madagascar Kestrel, Falco newtoni
Seychelles Kestrel, Falco araea
Mauritius Kestrel, Falco punctatus
Réunion Kestrel, Falco duboisi - extinct (c.1700)
Spotted Kestrel, Falco moluccensis
Nankeen Kestrel or Australian Kestrel, Falco cenchroides
Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Rock Kestrel, Falco (tinnunculus) rupicolus
Greater Kestrel, Falco rupicoloides
Fox Kestrel, Falco alopex
Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni
Grey Kestrel, Falco ardosiaceus
Dickinson's Kestrel, Falco dickinsoni
Banded Kestrel, Falco zoniventris
Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera
African Red-necked Falcon, Falco (chicquera) ruficollis
Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus
Amur Falcon, Falco amurensis
Eleonora's Falcon, Falco eleonorae
Sooty Falcon, Falco concolor
American Kestrel or "Sparrow Hawk", Falco sparverius
Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis
(American) Merlin or "Pigeon Hawk", Falco columbarius
Eurasian Merlin, Falco (columbarius) aesalon
Bat Falcon, Falco rufigularis
Orange-breasted Falcon, Falco deiroleucus
Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
African Hobby, Falco cuvierii
Oriental Hobby, Falco severus
Australian Hobby or Little Falcon, Falco longipennis
New Zealand Falcon, Falco novaeseelandiae
Brown Falcon, Falco berigora
Grey Falcon, Falco hypoleucos
Black Falcon, Falco subniger
Lanner Falcon, Falco biarmicus
Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger
Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug
Altai Falcon, Falco cherrug altaicus (status unclear)
Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Peale's Falcon, Falco peregrinus pealei
Pallid Falcon,
Falco peregrinus cassini var. kreyenborgi
Barbary Falcon, Falco (peregrinus) pelegrinoides
Taita Falcon, Falco fasciinucha

Genus Polihierax
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus