Birds of Prey - Council Rock School District

Birds of Prey - Council Rock School District

Birds of Prey Raptors -to seize and plunder: use feet for killing Bird Characteristics -Not all birds fly

-All have feathers -Preen -Have hollow bones: honeycomb cereal -Lay eggs Characteristics

of Raptors Talons sharp Powerful feet ratchet like Excellent eye sight Specialized beak

Evolution of bird of prey. Diurnal raptors Stalking prey Excellent Eye Sight

Eyesight 8-10 times greater than ours. Specialized Beak Turkey Vultures:

Hunters of smell Tomial tooth Allows raptor to break the spine of its prey.

Raptors: Butchers by nature Feet Horned owl 1500 lbs pressure from their talons

Talons Talons of (left > right): Harpy Eagle, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, & Peregrine Falcon Adaptations of Owls Night vision

Rods cells provide black and white vision. Owls have huge eyes. Turn head 270 degrees Hearing Asymmetrical ears

Silent Flight Wings adapted leading edge to reduce noise. Nocturnal raptors. Sound: essential sense Diet and Digestion

Diet and Digestion Silhouettes of Birds of prey Buteo Hawk Red tailed hawk FalconPeregrine falcon

AccipiterCoopers hawk Preparing for flight Peregrine falcons: speed Tagging and Monitoring

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