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MY FAVORITE "BIRDS OF PREY"



Birds of Prey kill for food. All birds of prey, from the smallest to the largest, hunt and kill different kinds of living animals.
They may hunt from an exposed perch, or fly over open areas in order to detect prey. Some hunt by walking,
searching for large insects or reptiles. Other species fly low over the ground and pursue small mammals, or birds.
Some raptors, such as Osprey feed on fish, and hunt while flying low over the water surface, catching the fish with the talons.
Birds of Prey are usually silent, except during the breeding season when far-carrying calls are uttered by their mates.
Both sexes are often, but not always, similar in plumage, with the female slightly larger than the male.
They usually nest in trees or on cliff ledges, some of them on the ground.
The young are fed by both parents at the nest, and for several weeks after fledging.
Birds of prey are often persecuted by humans, or disturbed during reproduction.
They suffer collisions with electric wires, direct or indirect poisoning, and habitat loss in some parts of the world.
Today numerous measures exist for habitat protection. They live in natural parks and reserves,
where food sources and active protection help them to increase their populations.

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Short Eared Owl
Short Eared Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Bald Eagle-3rd year sub adult
Bald Eagle-3rd year sub adult
Cooper's Hawk-Juvenile Male
Cooper's Hawk-Juvenile Male
Osprey
Osprey
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Short-Eared Owl
Short-Eared Owl
Osprey
Osprey
American Kestrel-Male
American Kestrel-Male
Osprey
Osprey
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Short-Eared Owl
Short-Eared Owl
American Kestrel-Male
American Kestrel-Male
Barred Owl - Probable Male
Barred Owl - Probable Male
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Red Shouldered Hawk-1st year
Red Shouldered Hawk-1st year
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier-Female
Northern Harrier-Female
Red-tailed Hawk-Juvenile
Red-tailed Hawk-Juvenile
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Red Shouldered Hawk-1st year
Red Shouldered Hawk-1st year
Sharp-shinned Hawk-Immature Female
Sharp-shinned Hawk-Immature Female
Perigrine Falcon-Juvenile
Perigrine Falcon-Juvenile
Osprey
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Kestrel - Female
American Kestrel - Female
Osprey
Osprey
Red Shouldered Hawk-Adult
Red Shouldered Hawk-Adult
Merlin-Adult Female
Merlin-Adult Female
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk-Juvenile
Red-tailed Hawk-Juvenile
Red Shouldered Hawk-Adult
Red Shouldered Hawk-Adult
Cooper's Hawk-Adult
Cooper's Hawk-Adult
Great Horned Owl-Male
Great Horned Owl-Male
Cooper's Hawk-Juvenile
Cooper's Hawk-Juvenile
Cooper's Hawk-Adult
Cooper's Hawk-Adult
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper's Hawk - Immature
Cooper's Hawk - Immature
Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Bald Eagle - Adult
Bald Eagle - Adult
Barn Owl
Barn Owl
Red-shouldered Hawk-Juvenile
Red-shouldered Hawk-Juvenile
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Cooper's Hawk - Immature
Cooper's Hawk - Immature