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American falcon sold for $146,000 at Saudi auction


Aug 24, 2023


RIYADH — The 9th night of the International Falcon Breeders Auction in Malham, north of Riyadh, saw on Wednesday the sale of the most expensive falcon so far.

The pure ultra-white Falco cherrug, known locally as a Hur, belongs to the American MGE farm. It measures 18 inches in length and 18.5 inches in width and weighs 1480 grams. The bidding started at SR200,000 before the bird being sold for SR550,000 ($146,000).

The Saudi Falcons Club, which is hosting the auction in its third edition, presents a selection of falcons for bidding. Competitions are streamed live on TV channels and the club’s social media platforms. The club announces the falcons on offer before each auction night.

The International Falcon Breeders Auction represents a reliable and secure market for falconers and falcon breeders. The auction aims to realize the Saudi Falcons Club’s vision, which is to be a pioneer in the field of falconry, a source of cultural and economic support, and a platform for raising environmental awareness.

It receives visitors daily from 4 pm to 11 pm until August 25. — SPA


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