Eleonora's falcons are unusual because they change their diet when the breeding season arrives. Normally, they eat flying insects, such as dragonflies and locusts. When small migrating birds pass through the area, however, the falcons switch to hunting these and use this sudden abundance of food to feed their chicks.
Scientific name: Falco eleonorae
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1