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What Makes a Bird a Raptor
It’s hard to believe that a golden eagle, with a six-foot wingspan, could have anything in common with a fast moving, four inch ...
More Interesting Facts
Female raptors are generally larger than the males. The reason for this size difference is really ...
Scientific Classification of Raptors
There seems to be constant change in the taxonomy of birds based on new scientific information. The following classification ...
Characteristics of the Different Raptor Families
Hawks is a general term used to describe the entire group of diurnal raptors. Worldwide there are over 200 species of meat-eating birds that ...
Identifying Raptors in Flight
Although it takes time to be able to identify specific raptor species, you can tell which general group a bird belongs to by its ...
Legal Requirements for Possessing a Raptor
Many people ask “If I find an eagle or hawk feather, can I keep it?” Unfortunately the answer is ...
Bald Eagle - USFWS Photo