Lanner Falcon

Falco biarmicus

The lanner falcon is one of the few birds of prey to hunt cooperatively. One falcon flushes up a pigeon or other small bird from its hiding place; then the other swoops in to catch it. Instead of diving after prey like a peregrine falcon does, the lanner falcon flies in horizontally, reaching speeds up to 90 mph.

Fact File

lengthLength: 1.1 to 1.6 ft
weightWeight: Up to 2 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: Up to 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Open areas from deserts to mountains
dietDiet: Mostly small birds; some small mammals, reptiles and insects