It is the fastest diurnal raptor in the world. When it attacks its prey, it can exceed 300km / h (over 186 miles/hour).
Its diet consists exclusively of birds ranging in size from blackbirds to pigeons.
Almost disappearing in the 70s, because of the massive use of pesticides, it made a remarkable comeback, especially in regions like ours where agricultural practices are rather reasoned.
The Reserve houses a pair , on its heights, in a well sheltered cavity. The female lays mid-March and raises 2 to 3 young. The pair consumes thrushes and starlings, sometimes our pigeons.