Lanner falcon

INTRODUCTION

There is some variation in the plumage of European & African Lanners, however there is a basic theme. This species has been noted in many habitats and they have a diet that adapts well to local availability. They have been recorded catching large numbers of fruit bats in some areas, rats in others and have a spectacular style of catching birds in a head on attack.

Turbulence was born in 2015 at the International Centre for Birds of Prey. When carrying Turbulence or whilst he waits to fly you may spot him wearing a hood. The hood is a light leather blindfold, tailored to fit Turbulence in order to prevent him becoming upset during transportation.

Birds are schooled to accept the hood and only asked to wear it for the minimum length of time.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Falco Biarmicus

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Up to 1050mm

Weight:

500g to 900g

Life Span in Wild:

12yrs

Habitat:

Open country including deserts

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Birds, insects and small mammals.

Where Do I Live?

South Eastern Europe, and Africa.

How Do I Live?

Diurnal

Do I have Any Predators?

Collisions with wind turbines, changes in agricultural practices, afforestation, human disturbance.

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