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Commenting article: Saker Falcons Resettled in Bulgaria

The first new breeding pair of steppe Saker falcons has arrived in Bulgaria Monday as the efforts start to reintroduce this rare species in the Balkan country.

The project for the resettlement of steppe Saker falcons in Bulgaria is being carried out by the is "Zeleni Balkani", i.e. "Green Balkans", NGO and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The steppe Saker falcon is a big, strong bird of prey with large feet and pointed wings. It is larger than the peregrine falcon, and has a very wide wingspan for its size. The species originated in southeast Europe and Asia.

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Dino the Athenian - 22 Nov 2010 // 13:35:44

What a great looking bird! It makes your heart soar!

Is the pair introduced from Europe? Russia?

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