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Lanner falcon

Falco biarmicus

Description:

Found in Africa and Europe. The European has slate grey or brown-grey upperparts whereas most African subspecies are a paler blue grey above. The breast is streaked in northern birds, resembling greyish saker falcons, but the lanner has a reddish back to the head. Sexes are similar, but the browner young birds resemble saker falcons even more. However, sakers have a lighter top of the head and less clear head-side patterns. The lanner's call is a harsh "wray-e".

Habitat:

Part of falconry/raptor flight exhibit. Ooidonk, Belgium.

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 20, 2017
Submitted on Dec 2, 2017

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