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Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus) 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.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.85102
EDGE Score: 1.57919


Adult Weight [1]  1.358 lbs (616 g)
Female Weight [1]  1.601 lbs (726 g)
Male Weight [1]  1.116 lbs (506 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  43.5 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Aerial [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  30 %
Clutch Size [4]  4
Incubation [3]  32 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  17 years
Wing Span [3]  39 inches (1 m)


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Parasitized by 
Matabelea fuhrmanni <Unverified Name>[8]
Serratospiculum chungi <Unverified Name>[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jenkins, AR 1995. Morphometrics and flight performance of southern African Peregrine and Lanner Falcons. Journal of Avian Biology 26:49–58
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5The diet of the Lanner (Falco biarmicus) in a hyper-arid region of the eastern Sahara, Goodman S. M., Haynes C. V., Journal of arid environments, 1992, vol. 22, no1, pp. 93-98
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Rousettus egyptiacus, Gary G. Kwiecinski and Thomas A. Griffiths, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 611, pp. 1-9 (1999)
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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