Aviary

Saker Falcon

Saker Falcon

(Falco cherrug)

The Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) is a bird of open plains and desert-type habitats, breeding in middle Europe eastward into Asia. A bold and ferocious falcon, attacking prey much larger than itself, it is greatly favored by Falconers.

Measuring about 18 inches, the Saker Falcon breeds from Slovakia and the Hungarian plains eastwards beyond Lake Baikal through Asia Minor to India.

Three falcons that are very similar to each other are the Saker, Lanner and Luggar. Below are some images of each.

 Lanner Falcon
Lanner Falcon

 Lanner Falcon
Lanner Falcon

 Luggar Falcon
Luggar

 Saker Falcon
Saker

 Saker Falcom with chicks
Saker


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