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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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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.


Wild Birds: Cooper's Hawk

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

Red Tailed Hawk

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

Turkey Vulture

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?

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?

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?

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 »