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Lanner Falcon

Falco biarmicus

Falconiformes - Falconidae - Falcons & caracaras

Distribution: Angola, S Zaire and Kenya S to South Africa

Habitat: Varible - from dry, flat, open desert to wet, often forested mountains up to 5000m

Diet: Mainly small birds

Breeding: Nest in old stuctures of corvids, other raptors or herons, in trees, pylons, scrapes on cliffs or buildings.

Clutch size: 3 -4 eggs

Incubation: 32 days

Fledge age: 35 - 47 days


Protocol from The International Centre for Birds of Prey

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Protocol established ?
Used on 17 individuals
Success rate 100.00%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success*
Used by 2 or more institutions 
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs 
Birds went on to successfully parent rear 

Warning points

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Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2. New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. 1994

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