Lanner Falcon..

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

It is a large falcon, at 43–50 cm length with a wingspan of 95–105 cm.

The Lanner Falcon is a bird of open country and savannah. It usually hunts by horizontal pursuit, rather than the stoop from a height, and takes mainly bird prey in flight. It lays 3–4 eggs on a cliff ledge nest, or occasionally in an old stick nest in a tree.

They are bred in captivity for falconry;


But this fellow I captured in the Kalahari, it is a juvenile bird as can be told by the more horizontal dots on the chest…

Kalagadi 271

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Kalagadi 382