Syria’s al-Hasakah witnessed record prices for wild birds, as a hunting “Persian Shaheen” falcon was sold for $16,000 or 51 million Syrian liras.
The “Athr Press” website stated that the price at which the bird was sold in the village of “Al-Duzk” in the Hasaka countryside, comes two days after the sale of the “Bahri Shaheen” bird for 30 million liras.
The birds are sold at public auctions, and they make huge profits; the birds are transported after their purchase to the Gulf countries, where they are trained there to hunt game, especially birds.
“The hunters go out in groups towards areas in the Syria, waiting for the passage of birds during the season of their migration from north to south during this period of the year, and vice versa with the beginning of spring.” The bird is sold to the Gulf countries at the equivalent of twice its price in Syria.
Several pages on social networking sites published the news of the sale of the bird, and sent blessings to the seller and the buyer, in that huge deal.