"The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ."-Whitney, 1902

Angler

"The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ."-Whitney, 1902

Dytiscus Harminieri, a genus of predatory, diving beetles that usually live in wetlands and ponds.

Great Diving Beetle

Dytiscus Harminieri, a genus of predatory, diving beetles that usually live in wetlands and ponds.

Dytiscus Harminieri, a genus of predatory, diving beetles that usually live in wetlands and ponds.

Great Diving Beetle

Dytiscus Harminieri, a genus of predatory, diving beetles that usually live in wetlands and ponds.

Also known as Stiretrus anchorago. This bug is predatory of the larvae of the Mexican bean beetle and has been taken on soybeans, peanuts, alfalfa, and corn.

Stink Bug

Also known as Stiretrus anchorago. This bug is predatory of the larvae of the Mexican bean beetle and…

"<em>B. vulgaris</em> is twenty-two inches long, the head is large and the body heavy. Above, the color is chocolate-brown; grayish-white beneath. Its flight is low, and much of its time is spent in sitting on trees, in wooded districts, awaiting its prey, which consists of small quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, insects, and earthworms." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Common Buzzard of Europe

"B. vulgaris is twenty-two inches long, the head is large and the body heavy. Above, the color…

A crocodile and a tiger engaged in a fight.

Crocodile and tiger

A crocodile and a tiger engaged in a fight.

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

Eagle with Prey

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

Genus <em>Harpyia</em>, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of black feathers on the back of its head, which are raised when the eagle is excited. It is found in Mexico and northern parts of South America.

Harpy Eagle

Genus Harpyia, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of…

Also known as the common eagle of Europe, (<em>A. fulvus</em>) these large eagles nest on the inaccessable rocky shelves of steep mountains.

Royal Eagle

Also known as the common eagle of Europe, (A. fulvus) these large eagles nest on the inaccessable…

An illustration of a goshawk.

Goshawk

An illustration of a goshawk.

An illustration of a hawk swooping down to capture a baby chick.

Hawk Capturing a Chick

An illustration of a hawk swooping down to capture a baby chick.

An illustration of a chanting hawk.

Chanting Hawk

An illustration of a chanting hawk.

An illustration of a fish hawk.

Fish hawk

An illustration of a fish hawk.

An illustration of a marsh hawk.

Marsh hawk

An illustration of a marsh hawk.

An illustration of a pigeon hawk, also known as a Merlin.

Pigeon hawk

An illustration of a pigeon hawk, also known as a Merlin.

An animal similar to a coyote.

Jackal

An animal similar to a coyote.

"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 fork-tailed kite, (<em>N. furcatus</em>) is twenty-five inches long; the wings and tail black; neck and under parts white; the tail-feathers, twelve in number, are deeply forked, the lateral ones excessively elongated. It feeds on snakes, lizards, and frogs ; it also devours grasshoppers, locusts, and wasps, making attacks on the nests of the latter. This species is common in the South and Southwestern States, and also in the Western States, as far north as Wisconsin." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Fork-Tailed Kite

"The fork-tailed kite, (N. furcatus) is twenty-five inches long; the wings and tail black;…

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

Lion

An illustration of an eagle with prey in its claws.

An illustration of a man holding a staff with an eagle perched atop.

Man with Eagle

An illustration of a man holding a staff with an eagle perched atop.

"The letter C marks the point where the vessel to be exhausted is attached." -Century, 1889The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a smallish falcon that breeds in northern North America, Europe and Asia. In North America it was once and sometimes still is colloquially called "pigeon hawk" though it is not very closely related to true hawks.

Merlin

"The letter C marks the point where the vessel to be exhausted is attached." -Century, 1889The Merlin…

An osprey, perched on a rock with a freshly caught fish pinned under one foot.

Osprey

An osprey, perched on a rock with a freshly caught fish pinned under one foot.

An owl, perched.

Owl

An owl, perched.

An illustration of an owl guarding her eggs from a wolf.

Owl and Wolf

An illustration of an owl guarding her eggs from a wolf.

Genus <em>ascalaphia</em>, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

Great Short-Eared Owl

Genus ascalaphia, a large owl, native to southern Europe and northern parts of Egypt.

A scops-eared owl feeding on a small rodent. It is common in Central and Southern Europe.

Scops-Eared Owl

A scops-eared owl feeding on a small rodent. It is common in Central and Southern Europe.

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.

The fiscal shrike is native to Africa, and is known for its predaceous habits.

Fiscal Shrike

The fiscal shrike is native to Africa, and is known for its predaceous habits.

A snake chasing a frog.

Snake and frog

A snake chasing a frog.

An illustration of a wolf hunting rabbits.

Wolf Hunting Rabbits

An illustration of a wolf hunting rabbits.