About

The lanner falcon does not build its own nest; instead, it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds of prey while they are away.Lanner falcons are known for fast and agile flight as well as unusual hunting tactics. These birds typically live in pairs and use a team approach to hunting. First, the female uses her keen eyesight to spot prey and then the male, following close behind her, will dart in to kill the unsuspecting prey. This method is very effective but leaves separated individuals at a disadvantage.

Habitat

Africa, southeast Europe, and parts of western Asia

Diet

Smaller birds such as pigeons and jackdaws as well as small mammals

Physical_Characteristics

  • Length: 16–20 inches
  • Weight: 1–2 pounds
  • Wingspan: 36–45 inches