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The Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) is a falconidae of great dimensions whose areal includes Europe, Asia and Africa.
This species lives in the region which expands from Eastern Europe, passing through Asia, all the way to Manchuria.
For this reason there are loads of colors and dimensions within the species, depending on the colonized habitat.
The saker one is one of the most determined falconiformes of all, it’s smart and very good at chasing; it has been arabian falconers’ most favourite falcon for ages. It was used for gazelle hunting and golden eagle hunting in the past, and it’s still used for houbara hunting. This is what Juan Valles wrote about saker falcons:
“They are good for all wild animals, from the quail and the skylark to the crane, there’s no quarry they don’t kill if they have a good teacher; that’s why it has been said that if you want an animal it must be a horse, if it’s a dog it must be a sighthound, and if it’s a falcon it must be a saker one. ”