Lanner Falcon (GREECE)
Lanner Falcon (GREECE)
Scientific Name 
Falco biarmicus
Arabic Name 
صقر الغزال
Kuwaiti name 
115.0 cm
52.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring. Usually inhabits desert and other open habitats, where it hunts by horizontal pursuit. A localized and declining species, often targeted by the illegal falconry trade.
Where in Kuwait 
Care must be taken to confirm if birds of this species are genuine wild birds and not escaped from falconers.
In the world 
This species has a wide distribution across Africa, the Middle East, and parts of central and eastern Mediterranean and is is a handsome and powerful bird of prey, with the female generally being larger than the male. Although usually a resident species, this species may make local migrations in some parts of its range, particularly in West Africa, possibly in relation to rainfall.
Local threats 
Trapping for falconry.