Quantcast

Falconiformes Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 8 Articles
Common Buzzard
2006-03-01 12:27:50

The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium-sized bird of prey from the Old World. Its range includes most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is resident except in the coldest parts of its range. Typically this species is between 51-57 cm in length with has a wingspan of 110 to 130 cm. It breeds in woodland, but hunts over open land, preying on small mammals, and will come to carrion....

Hen Harrier
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...

Eurasian Black Vulture
2006-03-01 07:54:18

The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is the only species in the genus Aegypius. It also goes by the names Monk Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, or simply Black Vulture. It is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. This Old World vulture is not related to the New World vultures which are in...

Philippine Eagle
2006-02-26 14:56:24

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a bird of prey or raptor that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. When it was discovered in 1896 it was named the Monkey-eating Eagle, based on reports from natives saying that it preyed only on monkeys. Studies on the bird's feeding ecology later revealed, however, that...

Eagle
2006-02-24 17:38:12

PHOTO CAPTION: Close-up view of an Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle showing the hooked beak. Eagles are large birds of prey which are found mainly in the Old World, with only two species (Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle) in North America, a few in South America and two (White-bellied Sea Eagle and Wedge-tailed Eagle) in Australia. They are members of the bird order Falconiformes, family...

White Hawk
2009-03-25 18:18:01

The White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis) is a bird of prey that is found in the tropical New World. It ranges from southern Mexico through Central and South America to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad. The White Hawk's range in central South America is the entire Amazon Basin, from the Andes on the west to the Guianas on the Atlantic on the northeast, and to the transition...

Osprey
2005-06-02 11:14:02

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium to large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It is also known by the other common names such as Fish Hawk, Sea Hawk or Fish Eagle. It is the only member of the genus Pandion, which is in turn the only genus in family Pandionidae. The Osprey is 52-60cm long has a 152-167cm wingspan. It has white underparts and long,...

Secretary Bird
2005-06-02 08:54:31

The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a large-sized bird of the bird of prey family in the order Falconiformes, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards, vultures, and harriers. This bird is so distinctive that it has been given its own family. With its hooked bill it resembles an eagle. However, its rounded wings and very long legs are more like...

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
Related