The falcon species studied were: gyr falcon (Falco rusticolus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), gyr X peregrine hybrid falcon (F rusticolus X F peregrinus), saker falcon (Falco cherrug), gyr X saker hybrid falcons (F rusticolus X F cherrug), Eurasian kestrel, rednapped shaheen (Falco pelegrinoides babylonicus), black shaheen (Falco peregrinus peregrinator), lanner falcon
(Falco biarmicus), American kestrel (Falco sparverius), and Eurasian hobby falcon (Falco subbuteo).
He said the birds he looks after include the Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon
and Persian Free Falcon, and other rare ones brought from countries abroad into the Kingdom.
Three barn owls, two Harris hawks, two buzzards, a lanner falcon
and an eagle owl were found after either escaping from a home or being dumped.
DISPLAY OF SKILL Mark French from Falconry Days with Teal, a four-year-old hybrid gyrfalcon cross Lanner falcon
and Derek Clark with Amber, a Steppe eagle
PC Robinson said the search of the property and the sheds was continuing but an initial check inside the house had found three Harris hawks, a Peregrine saker cross falcon, two kestrels in perches and a Lanner falcon
. In aviaries in the garden there was a barn owl, a tawny owl and Peregrine and Gyr falcons and crosses and two more Harris hawks.
Other species used are the Saker Falcon, the Lanner Falcon
and, to a limited extent, the Common Kestrel.
Tony Bryant, of Raptorcare, with a Lanner Falcon
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Det Con Russ Conlon, wildlife officer for West Yorkshire Police, identified the bird as a lanner falcon
, native to Africa and south-eastern Europe.
The Lanner falcon
ignored toast but flew straight into Mr Christian's hand when he offered it sirloin.
PREYING FOR A GOOD TURNOUT: Jan Prymaka (left), who runs JRCS Falconry, with Cassie the Saker Lanner falcon
and Herby Boyle, of Shustoke Fly Fishers.
The South African Lanner Falcon
, which is about the size of a pigeon, flapped off from a display at the Tipton Community Show on Sunday.