Portrait of a peregrine falcon (shahin) killing its prey, a MacQueen's Bustard (houbara), in the sands surrounding Al Ain. A peregrine falcon, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, wrestles with its quarry, a MacQueen's Bustard. On the left the peregrine stands with its wings spread wide and its talons clasped on the head or neck of the bustard. The bustard lies in the sand with its wings crushed beneath its body, and its tail feathers standing straight up. A few sprigs of dry grass lie in the sand.
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