French: Faucon laggar German: Laggarfalke Spanish: Halcón yággar
J. E. Gray
Pakistan E throughout most of India and Nepal (terai) to N Bangladesh, also W Myanmar; absent from extreme S India. Occurs also locally in NE Afghanistan#R and possibly SE Iran.
39–46 cm; 525–850 g (sexes combined); wingspan 88–107 cm. Large, slender, long-winged and longish-tailed falcon with long, narrow dark moustachial... read more
Drawn-out, shrill "whi-ee-ee" or even more prolonged "whi-eee-eee" given in... read more
Arid to semi-arid open country, including dry woodland, cultivated areas, villages, and even cities... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly birds, including doves and gamebirds, but principally passerines; also wide variety of small mammals, including bats; reptiles,... read more
Laying Jan–Apr, or Feb–May in N of range. Nests in variety of sites: old stick nests of other birds, especially corvids and... read more
Mostly sedentary. Partial local migrations reported in India, and old specimens from S Turkmenistan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES I. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to rare and local. Population in 1970s estimated at 10,000–25,000 pairs, but now... read more
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