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Gyr Saker falcon

Falco Rusticolus / Falco Cherrug


Order: Falcon-like (Falconiformes)

Family: Hawks (Falconidae)

Size: 46 – 60 cm

Span: 104 – 130 cm

Weight: 850 – 1.250 g


The Gyr Saker falcon is a hybrid of the world’s largest hawk, the Gyrfalcon and the second largest hawk, the Saker falcon. Such hybrids are not rare in the wild, and in some cases, there are even distinct subspecies, such as the Altai falcon, which crystallized from such mixtures. Gyr Saker falcons belong to the classic hunting falcons, and hunt accordingly.