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Birds of Prey

Birds of prey tend to have excellent eyesight and attack with their sharp talons. Read how eagles can fly over thunderclouds, owls can hunt in pitch black and much more.

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Wild Birds: Cooper's Hawk

A medium-sized hawk, the cooper's hawk is slate gray above and whitish with fine stripes on its belly. Read on to learn more about this powerful bird.


13 Superb Owl Pictures That Are Truly Magnificent

The #SuperbOwl is an inspiring animal. Learn more about this magnificent creature, check out amazing pictures in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Are Black Kites Avian Arsonists, Spreading Wildfires to Flush Out Prey?

Black kites take advantage of environmental disturbances to hunt prey. Do they even start fires? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

The Cooper's hawk is a medium sized hawk. Learn more about the Cooper's hawk at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The red tailed hawk is a type of hawk. Learn more about the red tailed hawk at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The turkey vulture resembles an eagle. Learn more about the turkey vulture at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why is it a bad idea to scare a vulture?

Vulture vomit is as gross as it sounds -- what's more, you're guaranteed a pile of it if you scare a vulture. Read about vulture vomit and vulture facts. See more »

How do peregrine falcons fly so fast?

Peregrine falcons are one of the fastest animals on Earth. Learn how peregrine falcons get their speed and which animals should take cover. See more »

How can owls fly silently?

Many people wonder how can owls fly silently. Check out this article to learn how owls can fly silently and the secret to an owls silent flight. See more »