Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)
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‘Ellie’
Size: Length 38-46cm (15-18ins).
Wingspan 120-150cm (47-59ins).
Status: Widespread
Habitat: Dry, open country. Cliffs and rocky mountains. (Africa).
Reproduction: 3-4 eggs. March-August. 32-35 day incubation.
Diet: Birds and bats

Raptor Facts

Lanner Falcons have become quite adaptable, even using the tops of power lines as artificial nest sites. A full flight attacker, Lanners can ‘stoop’ or ‘dive’ in excess of 100mph. The impact of the two rear talons accurately striking the head of a bird can take it clean off!

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