Jun 162017
 
Mongolia - 12th May (Day 5) - Dalanzadgad and Gurvan Saikhan National Park

After some early morning birding around the guest house at Dalanzadgad which produced much the same as yesterday including Isabelline Shrike,Pallas’s Bunting, Red-throated Thrush and Long-toed Stint we packed our bags and headed into the Gurvan Saikhan National Park around 45 minutes away.       Citrine Wagtail- Gurvan Saikhan National Park Isabelline Shrike – […]

Apr 012013
 
Falcons 'rapidly evolved' hunting skills

Falcons rapidly evolved their renowned hunting skills, a study has found. Scientists from Cardiff University have sequenced the genome of peregrine and saker falcons for the first time. Research revealed that compared with other species, these birds of prey have been subjected to fierce competition and pressures, leading them to adapt quickly in order to […]

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug

 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug

The Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) is a very large falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern India and western China. Factsheet: Saker Falcon Falco cherrug (EN)