The Lanner Falcon is resident in Africa, southeast Europe and parts of Asia. The Lanner is outstandingly maneuverable and typically frequents open dry grassland and steppe, requiring large areas for hunting and cliffs for nesting.
They feed on a range of small birds and mammals. Like other falcons, the Lanner is an active hunter and rarely feeds on carrion. Prey is caught by the impact of hitting it at speeds of up to 100mph or by grasping it with their elongated toes and very sharp talons.