Falcons – Falconidae

There are 9 species that are recorded at the Bosphorus. They are Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae), Merlin (Falco columbarius), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).

1) Lesser Kestrel – Falco naumanni

57374photo : Arslan KEZER

2) Common Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus

Goc (3276)photo: Sercan BİLGİN

3) Red-footed Falcon – Falco vespertinus 

aladoc49fan_ergc3bcn-bacakphoto : Ergün BACAK

4) Eleonora’s Falcon – Falco eleonorae

IMG_9640photo: Sercan BİLGİN

5) Merlin – Falco columbarius

6) Eurasian Hobby – Falco subbuteo

174446photo : Ergün BACAK

7) Lanner Falcon – Falco biarmicus

8) Saker Falcon – Falco cherrug

uludoc49fan_mehmet-hanayphoto : Mehmet HANAY

9) Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus

gc3b6kdoc49fan_ahmet-karatac59fphoto : Ahmet KARATAŞ