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.Also popular among Arabs is the Saker falcon, from the Arabic saqr. It is a versatile, tough bird that has a reputation for intelligent tactics when hunting. It is a high speed hunter that can fly at low altitudes making it good for hunter the houbara bustards. It weighs between 700g - 1300g, with again the female beginning about a third larger than the male.
The Gyr falcon is an arctic type and though liked by Arab falconers due to its speed, strength and large size, it cannot be kept for long periods away from its northern cold home. It is considered to be one of the largest falcons in the world with the larger females weighing up to 2100g. It can reach speeds of 160km/hr. It comes from Siberia and Scandinavia and can die in hot sunshine!