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Lanner falcon

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Lanner falcons are found throughout most of Africa, in south eastern Europe, Turkey, and Asia Minor. They live in pairs and work together when hunting. The female uses her excellent eyesight to spot prey, whilst the male darts in for the kill. They are known for their fast and agile flying and hunt smaller birds, such as pigeons and jackdaws, as well as small mammals.

The Lanner falcon does not build a nest, but instead the female will lay her eggs in the old nests of other birds. The male will hunt for prey for both of them whilst the female fiercely protects the nest from predators.

Conservation status | Least concern

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Scientific name

Falco biarmicus






Up to 15 years

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