FALCON -NATIONAL BIRD FOR MONGOLIA
This is the first announcement of the National Bird vote
result in Mongolia.
Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) is the National Bird for
Members of the Mongolian Ornithological Society and
Ornithological Laboratory of the National University of Mongolia organized a
vote to decide the National Bird covering Mongolian citizens living in
different provinces and cities with different age, sex and education for the
last 3 years.
The results of the vote indicate Saker falcon was favored
(47.5%), Mongolian Lark (15%), Gyr Falcon (12.2%), White-naped Crane (4.6%),
Steppe Eagle (3.2%), Whooper Swan (2.7%), Golden Eagle (2.2%), Cinereous
Vulture (1.0%), Northern Raven (0.8%), Pallas’s Sandgrouse (0.6%) etc...
All downloadable photographs of the National bird, Saker
Falcon are available at www.mos.mn.