from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See houbara, 1.
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Sometimes they fly several miles without spotting a single hubara.
Although the hubara were not particularly lovable creatures, her tender heart would have found it difficult to contemplate eating their flesh, no matter how delicious it might be.
Even when the falcon hovered motionless against the cobalt sky, dropping to earth with the swiftness of a desert night, she could feel no revulsion, only relief that the end was mercifully quick, the unfortunate hubara despatched with one efficient twist of the falcon's talons.
The falcons started to screech, sensing freedom, and the subject of hubara meat and its desirability was dropped.
She had told that the falcons could kill up to eight or nine times in one day, but as Nadia explained, Raschid thought it unfair to take so much game when they were merely hunting for pleasure, so he normally restricted his bag to two or three hubara per falcon.
When the falcons are hunting the hubara we shall have to follow on foot, and boots protect the ankles and legs from snakes and scorpions. "
I doubt if Raschid has ever eaten hubara meat in his life, have you, my friend? "