Are you a Fan of Falcons? Obsessed about Owls?Hooked on Hawks? Or are you crazy about any other raptor? No matter what bird of prey you are obsessed about , everyone is welcome to the studio , no matter what your raptor knowledge , just aslong as you are prepared to learn about them and spread your knowledge. If you would like to curate or have a question about birds of prey , please ask in the comments.
You can add anything to do with birds of prey , such as...
I will put a fact in the comments about a bird of prey every week - but everyone in the studio is welcome to spread their raptor knowledge aswell!
Please suggest a Raptor of The Month in the comments , it has to be active at this time of year and has to be a Raptor.
What is a Raptor?
▲ Also known as Birds of Prey, Raptors are birds that hunt other animals using their feet to catch them. Gulls and Herons are NOT raptors because they use their beaks to catch prey. The word 'Raptor' comes from the Latin for 'To sieze and take away'. Raptors have strong talons , sharp beaks and very good vision. There are 7 raptor families, split into the diurnal (eagles , hawks , falcons e.g) and nocturnal (Owls). Different raptors have different body shapes , behavior and hunting techniques. Here are the Raptor families ~
▲ Acipitridae - Hawks , Eagles , Buzzards , Old World Vultures , Harriers , Kites
▲Falconidae - Falcons , Forest Falcons , Falconets and Caraaras
▲Cathartidae - New World Vultures
▲Pandionidae - The Opsrey
▲Sagittariidae: - The Secretarybird