Tag: Falco eleonorae

The study of nest-site preferences in Eleonora’s falcon Falco eleonoraethrough digital terrain models on a western Mediterranean island

Eleonoras Falcon (Falco eleonorae) Science Article 2 abstract This study addresses nesting-site preferences in Eleonora’s falcon Falco eleonorae by means of geographic information systems and high-quality high-resolution digital terrain models (DTMs). A small western Mediterranean archipelago (Columbretes Islands) with a colony of 34 pairs was chosen as a case study. Overall, 21 grid variables obtained […]

Flight performance during hunting excursions in Eleonora’s falcon Falco eleonor

Eleonoras Falcon (Falco eleonorae) Science Article 1 abstract Among birds, falcons are high-performance flyers, in many cases adapted for rial hunting and hence suitable targets for investigating limits to flight performance. Using an optical range finder, we measured flight tracks of Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonor ), a species breeding in the Mediterranean region and specialised […]

Soaring Flight in the Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)

Eleonoras Falcon (Falco eleonorae) Science Article 3 abstract Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)breeds in the Mediterranean region and is highlyadapted for catching small birds on passage migrationbetween Eurasia and their African winter quarters,which they feed their young.We studied glidingflight behavior of Eleonora’s Falcon at a breeding colonylocated on a small island southwest of Sardinia,Italy. Gliding and […]