Lanner Falcon

 

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  Lanner Falcon

 

Falco biarmicus

(172) 42 cm; 595 g

SEXES  Alike, F considerably larger than M. Rufous crown, greyer upperparts, buff (almost un­marked) underparts qnd larger size separate it from Peregrine Falcon.

JUV  Underparts buff, heavily streaked brown; upperparts browner.

STATUS  Fairly common with both resident and migratory populations; listed as Near-threatened. Found singly or in pairs.

HABITAT  Favours open grassland or woodland near cliff or electricity pylon br sites.

FOOD  Birds make up >80% of prey; also small mammals (including bats), reptiles and insects.

CALL  Wailing weeah-weeah... and other piercing notes.

BR  Monogamous. Nests on cliffs; uses stick nests of other species when br in trees or on pylons.

 

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Fnl001

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fnl002

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fnl003

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fnl004

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fnl005

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Fnl006

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fnl007

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Fnl008

Nxai Pan

Eating Dove

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Nxai Pan

Eating Dove

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

 

 

 

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This web page was last updated on: 26 September, 2014