Falconry
(7,302 words)

Falconry (bāzdārī), the practice of hunting with various raptors or birds of prey, especially the genera falco (falcons) and accipiter (hawks), such as sparrowhawks, peregrines and saker falcons. Falconry is also concerned with the principles of classifying these birds, together with the practice of maintenance, fosterage, training and ve…

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Muhammad Ali Mowlavi and with additions by Stephen Hirtenstein, “Falconry”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036086>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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