MTI also announced that the bird of the year was chosen: the great broad-winged peregrine falcon, which is similar in size and color to a falcon. In Eurasia, only the northern falcon is larger.
The Hungarian Society for Ornithology and Conservation (MME) issued its statement today, according to which the Hungarian Nature Conservation has a great responsibility in the conservation of this species, because the peregrine falcon represents an outstanding natural value at the continental level as well. More than 60 percent of the population living in the European Union lives in Hungary.
The peregrine falcon is essentially a bird of Asian distribution, as it lives mainly in the territories of China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and the bulk of the European population is found in Hungary and Ukraine.
As a species that requires an open desert habitat, it is a specialist predator on medium-sized ground-dwelling rodents, such as ground squirrels, hamsters, and ground squirrels, but is also capable of killing smaller mice. Classify.
Like other members of the falcon family, it does not build a nest, but molts once a year. Today's announcement said more than two-thirds of the domestic flock breeds in so-called “eternal” aluminum litter boxes installed on the metal walkways of the high-voltage grid, which are protected from predators and humans.