BIRDS OF PREY

BIRDS OF PREY

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Birds of prey, hunt and feed on other animals. These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks. Birds of prey generally prey on vertebrates, which are usually quite large relative to the size of the bird.
Most also eat carrion (dead and decaying flesh of an animal.), at least occasionally, and vultures and condors eat carrion as their main food source. Many raptor species are considered apex predators.

There are 421 species of birds of prey, 133 of them are owls. Birds of prey are one of the most threatened groups of birds. In the last 20 or 30 years the cutting down of forest and jungle, even small woodlands have destroyed their habitat.You can learn more and see some of the owl species we have during our daily bird display.

 

 

 

AFRICAN SPOTTED EAGLE OWL

The African Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) is a medium-sized species of owl, one of the smallest of the Eagle owls.

BALD EAGLE

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America.

BARN OWL

The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds.

BENGAL EAGLE OWL

The Bengal Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis) is a species of Large horned owl found in South Asia.

EUROPEAN EAGLE OWL

The European Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) is resident in much of Eurasia and is one of the largest species of owl in the world.

GOLDEN EAGLE

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.

LITTLE OWL

The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia, & north Africa.

LONG EARED OWL

The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) are medium-sized, slender owls with long ear tufts from which they take their name.

SNOWY OWL

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), These large owls mainly live in the Arctic, in open, treeless areas called tundra.

STELLER’S SEA EAGLE

The Steller’s Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), On average, it is the heaviest eagle in the world, at about 5 to 9 kilograms.

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