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Al Magheedh

Al Magheedh       *** The season starts in March & finishes by the end of September. During this period, falcons are not able to hunt in hot regions such as Arabian Peninsula and the Arabian Gulf, since quarry such as Houbara are not available in these

Falcon Diseases - As...

Aspergillosis:         Aspergillosis is a fungal disease that primarily affects the avian respiratory apparatus, including lungs, air sacs and syrinx and occasionally the CNS. The causative organism is usually aspergillus fumigatus, although asp. Flavus and

Falcon Diseases - Av...

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Avian Pox: Cause: Raptor pox is a disease caused by a virus belonging to the avipox group. Mosquitoes are common mechanical vectors or transmitters of this disease. Avian pox is transmitted when a mosquito feeds on an infected bird that has viremia or pox virus circulating in its blood, or when

Falcon Species...

Al Adham

Saker Falcon (Al Hurr):           Al Hurr refers to a group of types that have common characteristics, but vary in their habitats. The white Al Hurr is a significant type of falcon referring to its beauty & good-looking. Al Hurr is well-known for i

Falcon Diseases - Bu...

Pododermatitis

Bumblefoot in Falcons: Bumblefoot is very common, especially in captive kept falcons here in the Arabian Gulf. Bumblefoot, with its medical term pododermatitis, affects the plantar area of the foot. It can be differentiated in 5 grades, depending on the stage of the disease: Grade 1: describes

Falcon Diseases - Ex...

External Parasites:   External parasites are common in falcons (we describe here just the most common ones). They can cause irritations, as well as biting insects can transmit diseases. Mainly irritations are caused by: Lice live permanently on the falcon, consuming skin flakes, fe

Tools Used for Falco...

Burqa

Al Burqa: A soft painted leather hood placed over the head of the falcon and gathered together at the back with the leather traces, with a little hole used for the beak.       Al Mangalah: It is similar to the glove, which the trainer wears in his hand to be protecte

Falcon Diseases - In...

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Internal Parasites:       A huge number of falcons in the Arabian Gulf are infected by several internal parasites (we describe here just the most common ones). Most are acquired from infected food items but infections are often made worse in contaminated captive environm