The falcon is the national bird of United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and several other countries, recognizing the importance of falconry in their tradition and culture. The Saker falcons and their prey houbara are held in high regard, reminiscent of the desert life that is now vanishing.Â Falconry, like camel racing and horse riding, is a traditional quest in most countries of the Middle East. The primary purpose of falconry was hunting for fresh meat. Falconry, once an important means to supplement diet of inhabitants of the deserts of Middle East countries, is now enjoyed more as a traditional sport of hunting. The more popular hunting falcons such as Peregrine and Saker are conventionally trapped during their autumn migration. They are used for hunting during the season and then released to the wild.
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