Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Lanner Falcon, Sanetti Plateau, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Sanetti Plateau, Ethiopia

The Lanner Falcon is distributed in Africa, south and south-east Europe and the Middle East. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in a variety of habitats but mostly in open, dry areas.

It feeds mainly on small and medium-sized birds such as lark, pigeon and quail though larger birds such as ducks and francolins are also taken. Small mammals are included in the diet.

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