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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Edelvalk/Lanner Falcon

Die Edelvalk (Falco biarmicus) is ‘n roofvoël in die familie Falconidae. Die wetenskaplike naam biarmicus kan vertaal word as “twee keer bewapen”. Dit verwys na die skerp punte op die edelvalk se snawel. Die edelvalk is ‘n groot valk, ongeveer 43–50 cm lank met ‘n vlerkspan van 95–105 cm. Die Europese edelvalke (Falco biarmicus feldeggi) het ‘n leiklip- of bruingrys rugkant. Die meeste edelvalke in Afrika het ‘n ligter blougrys rug. Die geslagte lyk eenders maar die onvolwasse edelvalke is bruiner van kleur.

Die edelvalk kom meestal in bergdele, woestyne en grasvlaktes voor. Dit vermy woudagtige gedeeltes. Die edelvalk jag in ‘n horisontale vlugpad, in teenstelling met die Swerfvalk wat in ‘n duikvlug jag. Die edelvalk neem sy prooi (meestal voëls) in die vlug. Dit lê 3-4 eiers op ‘n kranslys of soms in ‘n ou stoknes in ‘n boom.

Hulle word suksesvol in gevangenskap geteel waar verbastering met die swerfvalk soms voorkom.

The lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus)[notes 2] is a medium-sized bird of prey that breeds in Africa, southeast Europe and just into Asia. It is mainly resident, but some birds disperse more widely after the breeding season.  t is a large falcon, at 43–50 cm (17–20 in) length with a wingspan of 95–105 cm (37–41 in). European lanner falcons (Falco biarmicus feldeggi, also called Feldegg’s falcon) have slate grey or brown-grey upperparts; most African subspecies are a paler blue grey above. The breast is streaked in northern birds, resembling greyish saker falcons, but the lanner has a reddish back to the head. Sexes are similar, but the browner young birds resemble saker falcons even more. However, sakers have a lighter top of the head and less clear head-side patterns. The lanner’s call is a harsh “wray-e“.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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