Latest Bird of prey Stories

2015-02-22 10:24:35

Falconers in the Middle East are utilizing drones to train their falcons to fly higher.

2012-03-30 23:01:54

The Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, allows visitors, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to meet “in person” four birds

2010-06-03 16:35:00

BREWSTER, N.Y., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Chimneys knows firsthand the tragic consequences of an oil spill. For nearly 20 years, the non-profit organization has cared for an American bald eagle that had its wing amputated after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

2008-08-18 21:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON USGS scientist Jim Kaiser holds a juvenile osprey on the Willamette River on July 16. Ospreys are tested to determine the health of a river because they eat the fish, and pollutants will accumulate in the birds. USGS scientist Jim Kaiser runs tests on a juvenile osprey in July.

Latest Bird of prey Reference Libraries

Double-toothed Kite, Harpagus bidentatus
2012-04-02 18:06:17

The Double-toothed Kite, (Harpagus bidentatus), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family, which includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is fairly common in the mid and low elevation forests in its range. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist...

Cuban Black Hawk, Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk, (B. anthracinus). Recent evidence, however, suggested it should be treated as a...

2006-03-01 11:32:46

The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey of the harrier family found throughout the northern parts of the Northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and northern Eurasia. In North America it is known as the Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk. With the exception of those that live in mildest regions such as France and Great Britain, this species migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Hen Harriers will roost in colonies during the winter, often with Merlins. This...

2006-03-01 11:15:37

The Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. It can be found throughout southern Eurasia. In winter it migrates to Africa. This medium-sized raptor breeds on warm, dry, sunny open lowland plains, heathland and croplands. This typical harrier has long wings which it holds in a shallow V during its low flight. It also resembles other harriers in having distinct male and female plumages. Males are grey above and white below, and have black...

2006-02-28 18:01:53

The Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is found throughout Australia and is a member of the family Accipitridae, along with other birds of prey. It has a distinctive M-shaped pattern of pale feathers when viewed from underneath during flight.

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