Prized Berkut

Date Created: 04 July 2008

Author: Alan Gates

Source: Alan Gates

Owner: Alan Gates

Location: Bayan Ulgii, western Mongolia

Click link to download the file: Wing covers.jpg (1 MB)

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Prized Berkut. This photograph was taken at the Second Eaglehunters Festival held in Western Mongolia in 2001. It is of the winner of the previous years Festival with his prized berkut. The decorated wing covers and matching bag "Jimdorba" are embroidered to show their status. For more information on Mongolian Berkutchi visit

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