A look at interesting falcon species to celebrate the 2022 International Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, the world’s largest falconry event, taking place from Aug. 25 to Sep. 3 in Malham, Riyadh.
The national bird of Hungary can reach outstanding speeds of 150 mph and commonly winters in the Arabian Peninsula, northern Pakistan.
Considered the ultimate aerial predator, this bird of prey can reach speeds up to 200 mph, an apex predator regardless of the environment.
The rarest of falcon species, this bird is endangered but is still an apex predator, employing similar hunting tactics to the peregrine falcon.
While most falcons feast on smaller birds, this bird is very popular in falconry for its ability to perch on high cliffs and take in a wider view in order to target its prey.
The smallest falcon on our list, also known as the sparrowhawk, maintains a killer instinct and is one of the deadliest predators.
The largest falcon in the world is a fierce predator in the High Arctic, attacking at breathtaking speeds to strike prey to the ground.