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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Marsh Hawk

Marsh Hawk, or Northern Harrier is a bird of prey that lives in marshy or grassy areas of North America; it is the only harrier found in the Americas.

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  • How can owls fly silently?

    How can owls fly silently?

    It can be scary to have an owl fly in front of you without it making a sound. Find out if this phenomenon is a supernatural power or something as simple as the hip bone being connected to the tail bone. See more »

  • How do peregrine falcons fly so fast?

    How do peregrine falcons fly so fast?

    The Millennium Falcon might be fast in a galaxy far, far away, but the peregrine falcon reigns supreme on Earth. This bird doesn't have warp speed, but it sure can zoom. See more »

  • Why is it a bad idea to scare a vulture?

    Why is it a bad idea to scare a vulture?

    Many animals have defense mechanisms to ward off enemies. If you think it’s a good idea to frighten a vulture, be ready for the smell of rotting flesh and acid-like burns. See more »

  • Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Buzzard, or Turkey Vulture is a large American bird that lives in a wide range of habitats, including grasslands, forests is and deserts. See more »

  • Condor

    Condor

    Condor, either of two species of New World, or American, vultures. The two species are the Andean condor and the California condor. See more »

  • Eagle

    Eagle

    Eagle is a bird of prey belonging to the hawk family. Eagles have hooked beaks, curved claws (called talons), exceptionally keen eyesight, powerful wings, strong bodies is and feathered legs. See more »

  • Falcon

    Falcon

    Falcon is a bird of prey. Falcons are commonly called hawks, but they differ from true hawks in several ways. See more »

  • Hawk

    Hawk

    Hawk is a bird of prey found in most parts of the world. Hawks belong to the same family as eagles and kites and are closely related to falcons, ospreys is and vultures. See more »

  • Kestrel

    Kestrel

    Kestrel is an Old World falcon. It is also called windhover because of its habit of hovering against the wind while scanning the earth for prey. See more »

  • Lammergeier

    Lammergeier

    Lammergeier is a large vulture that lives in the mountains of Africa, southern Europe is and southern Asia. See more »

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