Meet The World's Most Expensive Falcon

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 07 September 2021
Meet The World's Most Expensive Falcon
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A US white Gyrfalcon was sold on Sunday for $466,667 (1.75 million Saudi riyals) in International Falcon Breeders Auction (IFBA), in Saudi Arabia breaking a new world record for the most expensive falcon.

The auction was organized by the Saudi Falcon Club (SFC) at its headquarters in Malham, north of Riyadh.

The falcon sold measures 16.5 inches long and wide and weighs around 980 grams.

According to a Saudi Press Agency report, the falcon is a Gyr Qarmousha Falcon “Falco Rusticolus” (Ultra White) Farkh (under one-year-old) from the American Pacific Northwest Falcons farm, one of the best international breeding farm.

Previous falcons sold at the IFBA have also witnessed record sales, including one rare Canadian falcon for $66,676 (350,000 Saudi Riyals).

This year’s auction saw participating international breeding farms from 14 different countries.

Falconry has a long history in the Middle East with up to 50 percent of the world’s falconers located in the region, and many travel across borders for hunting and competitions.