Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus) - HBW 2, p. 273

French: Faucon lanier German: Lannerfalke Spanish: Halcón Borní

Taxonomy: Falco biarmicus Temminck, 1825, Cape of Good Hope.
Forms superspecies with F. jugger, and possibly with F. cherrug, F. rusticolus and F. mexicanus. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • feldeggii Schlegel, 1843 - S Italy and Sicily E to Armenia and Azerbaijan, then S to Lebanon.
  • erlangeri Kleinschmidt, 1901 - NW Africa, from Mauritania to Morocco and Tunisia.
  • tanypterus Schlegel, 1843 - NE Africa, including Egypt and N Sudan, to Arabia, Israel and Iraq.

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  • feldeggii Schlegel, 1843 - S Italy and Sicily E to Armenia and Azerbaijan, then S to Lebanon.
  • erlangeri Kleinschmidt, 1901 - NW Africa, from Mauritania to Morocco and Tunisia.
  • tanypterus Schlegel, 1843 - NE Africa, including Egypt and N Sudan, to Arabia, Israel and Iraq.
  • abyssinicus Neumann, 1904 - Senegal and Ghana E to Ethiopia and Somalia, and S to Uganda and N Zaire.
  • biarmicus Temminck, 1825 - Angola, S Zaire and Kenya S to South Africa.
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