English: Saker Falcon, Common
Falcon, Mongolian Falcon
French: Fauson sacre
Mongolian: Идлэг шонхор
Japanese: ワシスギハヤブサ (Washisugi-hayabusa)
Wing span: 97-126 cm
Breeding visitor /Partial migrant
Breeding season: April-July
Egg number: 2-6
Egg colour: Reddish brown with dark brown
spots, blotches and markings.
Brood: 1 per year
Global status: Vulnerable
Regional status: Vulnerable
Food: Insects, reptiles, small to medium
sized birds and mammals.
Habitat: Breeding pairs nest in old and newly
built nests of Northern Ravens, Upland Buzzards, Steppe Eagles, Golden Eagles,
Black Kites, and rarely Cinereous Vultures and Black storks, placed on cliffs,
trees, rock boulders, sandy precipices,
electric poles and pylons roofs of cattle shelters and deserted
buildings, and on the ground.