Ötzi Village & Birds of Prey Park - Am Tauferberg 8 - 6441 Umhausen

Saker Falcon

Falco Cherrug


Order: Falcon-like (Falconiformes)

Family: Hawks (Falconidae)

Size: 46 – 58 cm

Span: 104 – 129 cm

Weight: 750 – 1.100 g


The Saker falcon, also called a Gull hawk, it is the second largest falcon species in the world. They are one of the most popular hunting birds ever and is often used for the picking hunt. The Saker Falcon is a typical horizontal hunter that hunts flat and fast across the ground. In hunting flights, the Saker falcon can reach speeds of over 150 km / h in good flight conditions. He prefers flat and clear terrain, but still can be spotted in Austria – in Burgenland and along the Danube.