International Action Plan for the Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) Science Article 2


The Lanner Falcon is classified as Endangered at the European level and is categorised as SPEC 3(Tucker & Heath 1994). It is also listed in Annex I of the European Union’s Wild Birds Directive,Appendix II of the Bonn Convention, Annex II of the Bern Convention, and Appendix II of CITES.The total European population of subspecies feldeggii is 328-431 pairs, breeding in 7 countries(56% in Italy). Subspecies erlangeri numbers 1350-1400 pairs, breeding in 3 countries (74% inMorocco), while subspecies tanypterus totals 75-85 pairs (breeding in 5 countries). However, theseestimates should be treated with caution, since information on Lanner Falcon populations in manycountries is poor (e.g. Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Syriaand Jordan).

M. Gustin, G. Palumbo, & A. Corso, BirdLife International, 1999

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