The specific name of a lory of the Moluccas.

Domicella

The specific name of a lory of the Moluccas.

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

Brazilian Eagle Head

The head of a Brazilian Eagle

Falcons are a group of birds of prey that vary in size from the falconet to the gyrefalcon. They can fly at 200 mph in order to catch their prey.

Falcon

Falcons are a group of birds of prey that vary in size from the falconet to the gyrefalcon. They can…

"A falcon. mn., Mandible; C., cere; N., nostril; E.C., ear covert; th.W., thumb wing; C., wing coverts; D., dorsal coverts; S., secondaries; P., primaries; R., rectrices; A., ankle; Mt., tarso-metatarsus; I., first toe." -Thomson, 1916

Falcon

"A falcon. mn., Mandible; C., cere; N., nostril; E.C., ear covert; th.W., thumb wing; C., wing coverts;…

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

Falcon Attacking a Gazelle

A falcon attacking a gazelle's face.

"Skeleton of the trunk of a Falcon. Ca, coracoid, which articulates with the sternum (St) at ; Cr, keel of sternum; Fu (Cl), furcula (clavicles); G, glenoid cavity for humerus; S, scapula; Un uncinate process; V, vertebral, and Sp, sternal, portion of rib. (From Wiedersheim.)" A. H. Evans, 1900

The Skeleton of the Trunk of a Falcon

"Skeleton of the trunk of a Falcon. Ca, coracoid, which articulates with the sternum (St) at ; Cr, keel…

The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) is a predatory bird in the Falconidae family of falcons and caracaras. The synonym Falco gyrfalco was once used.

Gyrfalcon

The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) is a predatory bird in the Falconidae family of falcons and caracaras.…

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Hobby Falcon

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

A pair of Iceland falcons.

Iceland Falcon

A pair of Iceland falcons.

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Peregrine Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Foot of the Peregrine falcon, with talons for grasping prey.

Foot of a Peregrine Falcon

Foot of the Peregrine falcon, with talons for grasping prey.

Head of a peregrine falcon.

Head of a Peregrine Falcon

Head of a peregrine falcon.

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

Hooded Peregrine Falcon

A Hooded Peregrine Falcon perched on its block.

An illustration of a saker falcon.

Saker falcon

An illustration of a saker falcon.

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Sultan Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Sultan Falcon

With sharp claws,penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

"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."

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

White Falcon

A white falcon, perched atop a branch.

"Falcons. Bill furnished with a sharp tooth and notch near the end of the cutting edge of the upper mandible (sometimes two such teeth), and the end of under mandible truncated, with notch near the tip. Nostrils circular, high in the cere, with a prominent central tubercle. Inter-nasal septum extensively ossified. Palate with a median keel anteriorly. Superciliary shied prominent, in one large piece. Shoulder-joint strengthened by union of scapular process of the coracoid with the clavicle as in Micrastur, Herpetothers, and the Polyborinae alone of Flaconidae. Wings strong, long, and pointed, with rigid and usually straight and tapering flight-feathers; the tip formed by the 2d and 3d quills, supported nearly to their ends by the 1st and the 4th, both of which are longer then the 5th; only one or two outer primaries emarginate on inner webs near the end. Tail short and stiff, with more or less tapering rectrices. Feet strong, rather short, the tarsus of less length than the tibia, feathered more or less extensively, elsewhere irregularly reculate in small pattern varying with the genera or subgenera; never scutellate in single series before or behind. Middle toe very long; talons very short." Elliot Coues, 1884

Falcons

"Falcons. Bill furnished with a sharp tooth and notch near the end of the cutting edge of the upper…

Fauconer bore Silver three falcons gules.

Fauconer

Fauconer bore Silver three falcons gules.

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada, but rarely seen southward, except occasionally in winter. The upper part of the body is ash-brown, with four broad dark bands on the tail; the under part white, barred with black. The bird is bold and rapacious, and remarkable for the skillful turns by means of which it follows every movement of the quarry. It was one of the favorite hawks in falconry.

Goshawk

The Goshawk (Astur palumbarius) is a hawk abundant in the forest regions of northern Europe and Canada,…

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…

Also known as the winter falcon, is found in California, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Also known as the winter falcon, is found in California, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

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…

Resembles the American sparrow-hawk, feeding primarily on small birds and quadrupeds, as well as domesticated fowls.

European Sparrowhawk

Resembles the American sparrow-hawk, feeding primarily on small birds and quadrupeds, as well as domesticated…

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

Hawking party

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Kestrel

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

The kestrel, a type of small falcon native to the Mediterranean region.

Kestrel

The kestrel, a type of small falcon native to the Mediterranean region.

A lesser kestrel on a branch, eating a smaller bird.

Lesser Kestrel

A lesser kestrel on a branch, eating a smaller bird.

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew, 1874

Right Wing of Kestrel

"Right wing of the Kestrel, drawn from the specimen, while being held against the light."—Pettigrew,…

"Genus <em>Milvus</em>, its length is twenty-six inches; it's color above dark brown; rufous bown below; the tail long and deeply forked. It pounces on prey, consisting of moles, mice, leverets, rabbits, unfledged birds, and the young of the gallinaceous tribe especially. IThis species is common in Middle Europe and Northern Asia. It was formerly used in falconry." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Kite

"Genus Milvus, its length is twenty-six inches; it's color above dark brown; rufous bown below;…

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.

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go. (Figuier, 1869).

Merlin

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds inspire terror wherever they go, (Figuier, 1869).

Merlin

With sharp claws, penetrating vision, and enormous strength, it is easy to understand that these birds…

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

Merlin

The merlin, a small type of falcon, easily domesticated.

A bird of the falcon family, differing from the genus falco in having longer and more slender tarsi and toes.

Merlin

A bird of the falcon family, differing from the genus falco in having longer and more slender tarsi…

A training device for birds of prey.

Tabur Stycke

A training device for birds of prey.

In vultures, the head and neck are bare, the beak is long and curved at the tip, legs are powerful, but claws are weak.

Vulture

In vultures, the head and neck are bare, the beak is long and curved at the tip, legs are powerful,…

A woman mounted on horseback.

Woman on horseback

A woman mounted on horseback.