Birds of Prey
“Birds of Prey” are birds who hunt for their food (other animals or meat) in flight. When they find prey they swoop out of the air and using their “hooked” beaks and sharp claws they seize the unsuspecting animal. Their bodies are compact, head rounded, and are very strong.
Keywordsmigratory birds, birds, birds of prey, raptors, raptores, North American birds, carnivorous birds, aerial hunters
GalleriesMiscellaneous Bird Illustrations
Elliot Coues Key to North American Birds (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)