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Falcon, Saker (Falco cherrug)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Falcon, Saker (Falco cherrug)

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Photo taken at Lakeland Bird of Prey centre, Penrith, UK 18/04/04

The saker falcon is about 18 inches tall.
They spend most of their time hunting for mammals like voles, rats, stoats, weasels, northern pikas, Siberian chipmunks, and birds. The saker falcon are ferocious hunters and often attacks prey that is bigger than itself. Female saker falcons are more ferocious than the males and are preferred by falconers. In the wild they have no natural enemies, except man.

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