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Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...

 
Portrait of a peregrine falcon ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin) with its prey, a MacQueen's Bustard (houbara), in the sands surrounding Al Ain. In the right foreground a peregrine falcon, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, stands on a dead MacQueen's Bustard that it has killed. It is plucking out the bustard's feathers with its beak. Around it plants and small vegetation grow on the sandy ground.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.25311.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
01/12/49

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