A Saudi man displays a falcon which was sold for SR650,000 (US$173,284) during an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in King Abdulaziz Festival in Mulham, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 13, 2020. A young falcon in Saudi Arabia has sold for more than $170,000, the most expensive sale ever of that type of bird and the costliest purchase so far at an annual 45-day auction of the hunting birds cherished in Gulf countries. Media Center Saudi Falcons Club Auction via REUTERS

A Saudi man displays a falcon which was sold for SR650,000 (US$173284) during an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in King Abdulaziz Festival in Mulham, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 13, 2020. The bird was sold on Tuesday for 650,000 Saudi riyals ($173,000) by virtue of its unique characteristics and scarcity, the auction's organisers, the Saudi Falcon Club, said in a statement. Media Center Saudi Falcons Club Auction via REUTERS

A Saudi man displays a falcon which was sold for SR650,000 (US$173284) during an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in King Abdulaziz Festival in Mulham, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 13, 2020. Falconry is an important part of the cultural desert heritage of Arabs of Saudi Arabia and neighbouring countries going back thousands of years. Media Center Saudi Falcons Club Auction via REUTERS

A Saudi man shows-off his falcon during an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2020, REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

A Saudi man shows off his falcon during an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2020, REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

A Saudi man carries a falcon for an auction at Saudi Falcons Club Auction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2020, REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri