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BIRDS OF PREY     >     FALCONS
PEREGRINE FALCON.
Scientific Name : Falco Peregrinus. Distribution : Worldwide.
Habitat : Wide range of habitats. Can tolerate wide range of temperatures from Arctic to temperate and tropical climates. Typically prefers vertical faces or high tree sites for breeding and open country for catching it's prey and so favours coastal cliffs, mountain crags, rocky outcrops and more recently high rise buildings in cities.
Food : Airbourne prey (e.g. pigeons, ducks, gamebirds, seabirds).
Wingspan : 80-115cm.


Peregrine Falcon
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SAKER FALCON.
Scientific Name : Falco Cherrug. Distribution : Middle east, Central Asia, Eastern Mediterranean.
Habitat : Open country with cliffs or tall trees.
Food : Birds, small mammals, occasionally small reptiles, insects.
Wingspan : 95 - 125cm.


Saker Falcon
LANNER FALCON.
Scientific Name : Falco Biarmicus. Distribution : South Europe, Middle East, South West Asia, Africa.
Habitat : Varied. Open dry country, semi-desert, grassland.
Food : Mainly small - medium sized birds. Also small mammals, reptiles, insects.
Wingspan : 88 - 113cm.


Lanner Falcon
GYR FALCON.
Scientific Name : Falco Rusticolus. Distribution : Sub arctic. Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland and Iceland, Northern Scandinavia, Northern Russia.
Habitat : Cliffs and crags around coasts, lakes, rivers and tundra.
Food : Wide range of birds from small (e.g. finches) to large (e.g. geese).
Wingspan : 105 - 130cm.


Gyr Falcon
COMMON KESTREL.
Scientific Name : Falco Tinnunculus. Distribution : Europe, Africa, Asia.
Habitat : Wide ranging.
Food : Mainly small mammals. Also small birds, reptiles, insects.
Wingspan : 55 - 80cm.


Common Kestrel

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