"Standing some four feet high on very long legs, this bird (Secretary Bird) gives the impression of a Heron or Crane, and is a striking object on its native plains. The short strong beak is greatly arched, and is not toothed, the neck is elongated, the body comparatively small, and the metatarsus boldly scutellated all around, the short straight toes with their blunt claws being joined anteriorly by small membranes The ample wings have eleven pointed primaries and seventeen secondaries. the graduated tail of twelve rectrices has the two obtuse median feathers drooping and much prolonged. Down is evenly distributed over the adults, and an after-shaft is present. The general colour is bluish-grey, with black wing-quills, lower back and vent; the loose pendent crest on the occiput and nape contains ten plumes in pairs, the longer being black and the shorter grey with black ends; the tail grey, subterminally barred with black and tipped with white, which sometimes shews on the short close flank-feathers. The long cere, naked sides of the face, and feet are yellow, the irides hazel. The sexes are similar." A. H. Evans

Secretary Bird

"Standing some four feet high on very long legs, this bird (Secretary Bird) gives the impression of…

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

Condor

A very large bird of prey found in South America, usually among the peaks of the Andes.

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable…

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the United States of America.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the…

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

Brazilian Eagle Head

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

A golden eagle perched upon a branch.

Golden Eagle

A golden eagle perched upon a branch.

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family of hawks, eagles, and kites.

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family of hawks, eagles,…

A sea eagle (also called erne or ern) is any of a group of birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.

Sea Eagle

A sea eagle (also called erne or ern) is any of a group of birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus in…

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of pray in the Accipitridae family of hawks and eagles.

Steller's Sea Eagle

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of pray in the Accipitridae family of…

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

Hooded Peregrine Falcon

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

"The Falcon is a famous bird of prey. It is characterized by a bill curved from the base."

The Falcon

"The Falcon is a famous bird of prey. It is characterized by a bill curved from the base."

"Goshawk, or Goshauk (properly goose-hawk) is a bird of prey. It is brown above, white underneath, barred across with brown, with five browner bands on the tail; the eyelids whitish. When immature it has dots instead of bars. The female is 24 or 25 inches long, the male almost one-third less. It pursues its prey directly, instead of swooping down on it from above like a Falcon."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goshawk

"Goshawk, or Goshauk (properly goose-hawk) is a bird of prey. It is brown above, white underneath, barred…

The tarsus is bare below; the nostrils are linear and oblique; the lores are bare; the bill is slender and much hooked at the end; the tail rounded; and the wings short.

Cayenne Hawk

The tarsus is bare below; the nostrils are linear and oblique; the lores are bare; the bill is slender…

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically as the "Duck Hawk" in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

Duck Hawk

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically as the…

The adult female Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus). The "Sharpie" is a small hawk in the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

The adult female Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus). The "Sharpie" is a small hawk in the Accipitridae…

"Accipiter nisus, the Sparrow-Hawk, which breeds throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia north of the Himalayas; extending further south in winter, but represented in South Africa. It is bluish-grey above, with white mottling on the nape and rufous cheeks, the white-tipped tail exhibiting from three to five bands, and the buffish-white under parts red-brown bars. A. H. Evans. This picture shows two adult Sparrow-hawk in a large flat nest of twigs with five young Sparrow-Hawk by a tall tree." A. H. Evans, 1900

Two Sparrow Hawk in a Large Flat Nest of Twigs with Five Young Sparrow-Hawk Beside a Tree Trunk

"Accipiter nisus, the Sparrow-Hawk, which breeds throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia north of the…

An illustration of a hawk-eagle.

Hawk-eagle

An illustration of a hawk-eagle.

A Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey native to Florida in the Accipitridae family also known as the Everglade Kite.

Snail Kite on Branch

A Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey native to Florida in the Accipitridae family…

The Swallow-Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is a large bird of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

Swallow-Tailed Kite

The Swallow-Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is a large bird of the Accipitridae family of birds of…

"Gypa&eumltus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has a white crown, cheeks with a black band bifurcating at the eye to meet above, and pale tawny lanceolate plumage on the neck and lower parts. Dense black bristles cover the nostrils and lores, and the black tuft, which gives the name of "Bearded Vulture", projects below the mandible. The sclerotic membrane is crimson. The young are chiefly brown and buff." A. H. Evans, 1900

L&emumlmmergeier

"Gypaëtus barbatus, the magnificent L&emumlmmergeier, is greyish-black with white streaks, and has…

The leg and foot of a hawk, shwering the method of attaching the Bells and Jesses. a, the end of the leash; b, the jesses; c, the bell; d the bewit; e, the varvels of silver, with owner's name and address engraved.

Hawk Leg

The leg and foot of a hawk, shwering the method of attaching the Bells and Jesses. a, the end of the…

A bird lure used for hawks.

Lure

A bird lure used for hawks.

"The Osprey, the fish hawk, bald buzzard, or fishing eagle. A bird of prey, of almost world wide distribution usually near the seashore, and, unlike rapacious birds generally, are in some measure gregarious. In North America large communities of ospreys are found, and the purple grakle often builds close by. The osprey lays three or four eggs of a rich red to buffy white, with large reddish and brown markings."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Osprey

"The Osprey, the fish hawk, bald buzzard, or fishing eagle. A bird of prey, of almost world wide distribution…

The osprey is a diurnal bird of prey.

Osprey

The osprey is a diurnal bird of prey.

A barn owl, Strix flammea.

Owl

A barn owl, Strix flammea.

The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a bird of prey known for hunting snakes and other reptiles.

Secretary Bird

The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a bird of prey known for hunting snakes and other reptiles.

A skeleton of a vulture. 6 - keel of sternum, 7 - clavicle

Vulture Skeleton

A skeleton of a vulture. 6 - keel of sternum, 7 - clavicle

A training device for birds of prey.

Tabur Stycke

A training device for birds of prey.

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is a large bird in the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

Bearded Vulture

The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is a large bird in the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

The Palm-Nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is a large bird in the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.

Palm-Nut Vulture

The Palm-Nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is a large bird in the Accipitridae family of birds of…