United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.
A young boy with his father speaking on the phone are seated in the waiting room of the falcon's hospital. The smiling kid holds on a glove a falcon with a hood. The hospital is considered the leading center in the world for falcon medical care. It is equipped with everything a hospital requires for treating humans, except that the patients have wings. Both men wear the traditional thobes. A thawb (thobe, dishdasha, kandora) is an ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe, kaftan or tunic, commonly worn in the Arabian Peninsula. The headdress is called ghutrah. Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Additionally, they have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance or during flight, strong feet equipped with talons for grasping or killing prey, and powerful, curved beaks for tearing flesh. Falcons kill with their beaks, using a "tooth" on the side of their beaks. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. 19.02.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef