The migration route of Eleonora, s Falcon Falco eleonorae has largely been a mystery. Closest relative is the Sooty Falcon Falco concolor [Bauer et al. 2005]. Eleonora’s falcon Falco eleonorae, is a trans-equatorial migrant breeding in the Mediterranean region, from Cyprus in the east, to the Canary islands and the Atlantic coast of Morocco in the west (Walter 1979). s Falcon changes its diet and catches migrating birds above the sea. During the nesting period, which is very late (from July to October) as an adaptation to coincide with autumnal bird migration, both adults and chicks consume mainly birds. Satellite tracking has allowed a research team to uncover the mysteries of the migration of Eleanora's falcon for the first time. In total, the bird flies more than 9,500 kilometres across the African continent from the Balearic and Columbretes Islands before reaching the island of Madagascar. Satellite tracking has allowed a research team to uncover the mysteries of the migration of Eleanora's falcon for the first time. To date, the most widely accepted hypothesis on Eleonora, s Falcon’s migration suggested a coastal route through the Mediterranean Sea eastwards, crossing the Suez Canal, and proceeding southwards through the Red Sea following the East coast of Africa to the Monotypic. I investigate the role played by variation in genetic and phenotypic correlated traits and its relation to plasticity in the way in which organisms interact among… uncover the mysteries of the migration of Eleanora's falcon for the first time. Studies of migration routes of Eleonora’s falcon using satellite telemetry Tracking the migration of Eleonora's falcon The four tracked Eleonora’s Falcons started their migratory journey from Greece to Africa in mid October. Eleonora’s Falcon, Falco eleonorae Names. Size. English: Eleonora’s Falcon Scientific: Falco eleonorae German: Eleonorenfalke Spanish: Halcón de Eleonora French: Faucon d’Eléonore. Project leader Dr. Laura Gangoso Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands My research focuses on the interplay between behavioral, evolutionary and population ecology. The most important part of the diet of Eleonora’s falcons are small migratory birds coming from the north. In total, the bird flies more than 9,500 kilometres across the African continent from the Balearic and Columbretes Taxonomy and Subspecies. The Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) is mainly insectivorous outside the breeding season. Autumn migration routes of six Eleonora's falcons (Falco eleonorae) tracked by satellite telemetry from their breeding colonies in the Western Mediterranean to Madagascar during 2007 and 2008. Typical size of birds caught is 10-30 g. The world population of this falcon takes about 0.1 % of the total migrant flow. The following map, which is regularly updated, shows the migratory routes of the 4 birds. No supspecies.
2020 eleonora's falcon migration