Gyrfalcons have been highly regarded by falconers throughout falconry’s history. A status bird, in the middle ages, only a king could hunt with a Gyrfalcon, however, it’s documented that Catherine the Great and Mary, Queen of Scots, respectively, favoured the gyrfalcon when hunting.
The Gyrfalcon is the largest true falcon in the world, and they are an arctic bird. The Gyrfalcon diet consists of mostly birds, especially ptarmigan, but they also like small mammals ranging in size from voles to hares.
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