Falcon | 2000 AD - 1420 AH
palette: "The true hunt is with the falcon, alert
and quick to see, the sharp eyed falcon, distant in flight. He flashes
his eye-orbs that bear no scars - no mother fed him on diluted milk.
He was born, not on low-lying land, but on the lofty mountain peak.
Spare are the feathers on his fore-wing, but compact; speckled between
back and throat. Avidly he attacks the fast-leaping desert hares, that
he espies, piercing them through with lethal, spear-like claws, and
with beak curved in one fierce hook, as they ascend the mountain-side
- only to fall prey to the hunter-falcon."