Saker Falcon Falco cherrug


Bagyura, J.; Szitta, T.; Haraszthy, L.; Viszló, L.; Fidlóczky, J.; Prommer, M. 2012. Results of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) conservation programme in Hungary between 1980-2010. Aquila 119: 105-110.

Bailey, T.; Launay, F.; Sullivan, T. 2001. Health issues of the international trade of falcons and bustards in the Middle East: the need for regional monitoring and regulation? In: Potapov, S.; Banzragch, S.; Fox, N.; Barton, N. (ed.), Saker Falcon in Mongolia: research and conservation (Proceedings of II International Conference on Saker Falcon and Houbara Bustard, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 1-4 July 2000), pp. 185-195. Ministry of Nature and Environment, Ulaanbaatar.

Barton, N. W. H. 2000. Trapping estimates for Saker and Peregrine Falcons used for falconry in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Raptor Research 34: 53-55.

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Baumgart, W. 1994. Saker Falco cherrug. In: Tucker, G.M.; Heath, M.F. (ed.), Birds in Europe: their conservation status, pp. 198-199. BirdLife International (Conservation Series 3), Cambridge, UK.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Dixon, A. 2007. Saker Falcon breeding population estimates. Part 1: Europe. Falco: 4-12.

Dixon, A. 2009. Saker Falcon breeding population estimates. Part 2: Asia. Falco: 4-10.

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Dixon, A. 2015. International falcon project work undertaken in 2014 for the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. Falco 45: 16-21.

Eastham, C. P.; Quinn, J. L.; Fox, N. C. 2000. Saker Falco cherrug and Peregrine Falco peregrinus Falcons in Asia: determining migration routes and trapping pressure. In: Chancellor, R.D.; Meyburg, B.U. (ed.), Raptors at risk: world working group on birds of prey and owls, pp. 247-258. Hancock House, Surrey, British Columbia.

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Gamauf, A.; Dosedel, R. 2012. Satellite telemetry of Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) in Austria: juvenile dispersal at the westernmost distribution limit of the species. Aquila 119: 65-78.

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Karyakin I.V.; Levin A.S.; Nikolenko E.G.; Kovalenko A.V.; Moshkin A.V.; Barashkova A.N.; Smelansky I.E.; Vazhov S.V.; Bachtin R.F. 2012. Distribution and population status of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) in Russia and Kazakhstan based on results of surveys in 2005-2012. Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network. Available at: http://rrrcn.ru/en/archives/13822 .

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Kovács, A.; Williams, N. P.; Galbraith, C. A. 2014. Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP), including a management and monitoring system, to conserve the species. Raptors MOU Technical Publication No. 2. CMS Technical Series No. 31. Coordinating Unit - CMS Raptors MOU, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Middle East Falcon Research Group. 2013. 2,000 Saker chicks reared in artificial nests. British Birds 106: 650.

Moshkin, A. V. 2010. Is there any scientific basis for decreasing the conservation status of the Saker Falcon? Raptors Conservation: 37-74.

Nittinger, F.; Gamauf, A.; Pinsker, W.; Wink, M.; Haring, E. 2007. Phylogeography and population structure of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and the influence of hybridization: mitochondrial and microsatellite data. Molecular Ecology 16: 1497-1517.

Prommer, M.; Bagyura, J.; Chavko, J.; Uhrin, M. 2012. Migratory movements of Central and Eastern European Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) from juvenile dispersal to adulthood. Aquila 119: 111-134.

Ragyov, D.; Klisurov, I. 2014. Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria. Falco 43: 8-9.

Rahman, Md., L.; Purev-Ochir, G.; Etheridge, M.; Batbayar. N.; Dixon, A. 2014. The potential use of artificial nests for the management and sustainable utilization of saker falcons (Falco cherrug). J. Ornithol. 155: 649-656.

Riddle, K. E.; Remple, J. D. 1994. Use of the Saker and other large falcons in Middle East falconry. In: Meyburg, B.U.; Chancellor, R.D. (ed.), Raptor conservation today, pp. 415-420. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, U.K.

Shobrak, M. Y. 2015. Trapping of Saker Falcon Falco cherrug and Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus in Saudi Arabia: Implications for biodiversity conservation. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 22: 491-502.

Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. 1998. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Further resources

CITES Significant Trade Review for Saker Falcon

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Jump to the case study for this species in Wildlife comeback in Europe: The recovery of selected mammal and bird species (Deniet et al. 2003)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Falco cherrug. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2021.