Birds of prey
accipiterany hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail bald eaglea large eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of North America, having a white head and tail, a yellow bill, and dark wings and body. It is the US national bird barn owlany owl of the genus Tyto, esp T. alba, having a pale brown and white plumage, long slender legs, and a heart-shaped face: family Tytonidae bateleur eaglean African crested bird of prey, Terathopius ecaudatus, with a short tail and long wings: subfamily Circaetinae, family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) boobooka small spotted brown Australian owl, Ninox boobook brown owlbuzzardany diurnal bird of prey of the genus Buteo, typically having broad wings and tail and a soaring flight: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) caracaraany of various large carrion-eating diurnal birds of prey of the genera Caracara, Polyborus, etc, of S North, Central, and South America, having long legs and naked faces: family Falconidae (falcons) condorCooper's hawka small North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-grey back and wings and a reddish-brown breast duck hawka variety of peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum, occurring in North America eagleany of various birds of prey of the genera Aquila, Harpia, etc, having large broad wings and strong soaring flight: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) eagle-hawk or wedge-tailed eaglea large aggressive Australian eagle, Aquila audax falconany diurnal bird of prey of the family Falconidae, esp any of the genus Falco (gyrfalcon, peregrine falcon, etc), typically having pointed wings and a long tail falconetany of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax golden eaglea large eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, of mountainous regions of the N hemisphere, having a plumage that is golden brown on the back and brown elsewhere goshawka large hawk, Accipiter gentilis, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having a bluish-grey back and wings and paler underparts: used in falconry gyrfalcon or gerfalcona very large rare falcon, Falco rusticolus, of northern and arctic regions: often used for hunting harrierany diurnal bird of prey of the genus Circus, having broad wings and long legs and tail and typically preying on small terrestrial animals: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) hawkany of various diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, such as the goshawk and Cooper's hawk, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail hawk owla hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage hobbyany of several small Old World falcons, esp the European Falco subbuteo, formerly used in falconry honey buzzarda common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees' nests hoot owlany owl that utters a hooting cry, as distinct from a screech owl horned owlany large owl of the genus Bubo, having prominent ear tufts: family Strigidae kestrelany of several small falcons, esp the European Falco tinnunculus, that tend to hover against the wind and feed on small mammals on the ground kiteany diurnal bird of prey of the genera Milvus, Elanus, etc, typically having a long forked tail and long broad wings and usually preying on small mammals and insects: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) lammergeier, lammergeyer, bearded vulture, or (archaic) ossifragea rare vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, of S Europe, Africa, and Asia, with dark wings, a pale breast, and black feathers around the bill: family Accipitridae (hawks) lannera large falcon, Falco biarmicus, of Mediterranean regions, N Africa, and S Asia little owla small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head long-eared owla slender European owl, Asio otus, with long ear tufts: most common in coniferous forests merlina small falcon, Falco columbarius, that has a dark plumage with a black-barred tail: used in falconry Montagu's harriera brownish European bird of prey, Circus pygargus, with long narrow wings and a long tail: family Accipitridae (hawks, harriers, etc) mopoke or (N.Z.) rurua small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is very often wrongly identified as the mopoke ospreya large broad-winged fish-eating diurnal bird of prey, Pandion haliaetus, with a dark back and whitish head and underparts: family Pandioridae owlany nocturnal bird of prey of the order Strigiformes, having large front-facing eyes, a small hooked bill, soft feathers, and a short neck peregrine falcona falcon, Falco peregrinus, occurring in most parts of the world, having a dark plumage on the back and wings and lighter underparts red kitea large, rare, bird of prey, Milvus milvus, of parts of Europe and Africa: family Accipitridae rough-legged buzzarda buzzard, Buteo lagopus, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having feathers covering its legs sakera large falcon, Falco cherrug, of E Europe and central Asia: used in falconry screech owla small North American owl, Otus asio, having ear tufts and a reddish-brown or grey plumage sea eagleany of various fish-eating eagles that live near the sea, esp Haliaetus albicilla (European sea eagle or white-tailed eagle) having a brown plumage and white tail secretary birda large African long-legged diurnal bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, having a crest and tail of long feathers and feeding chiefly on snakes: family Sagittariidae, order Falconiformes (hawks, falcons, etc) snowy owla large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown sparrowhawkany of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds tawny owla European owl, Strix aluco, having a reddish-brown or grey plumage, black eyes, and a round head turkey buzzard or turkey vulturea New World vulture, Cathartes aura, having a dark plumage and naked red head vultureany of various very large diurnal birds of prey of the genera Neophron, Gyps, Gypaetus, etc, of Africa, Asia, and warm parts of Europe, typically having broad wings and soaring flight and feeding on carrion: family Accipitridae (hawks) ▷ See prey
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