Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl (known scientifically as Athene cunicularia) is a long-legged owl found in grasslands, open range, deserts, or any other open dry areas. They live in burrows and often take over burrows from animals like prairie dogs. When I was in Denver you could...
White Hawk

White Hawk

The adult white hawk (Leucopternis a. albicollis) ranges from 46–56 cm long with very broad wings and has a white head, body and underwings. The upper wings are black, and the very short tail is black with a broad white band. The bill is black and the legs are yellow....
White-tailed hawk

White-tailed hawk

The white-tailed hawk is a large, stocky hawk. It is close in size to the Swainson’s and red-tailed hawks, its mean measurements falling slightly ahead of the first and slightly behind the latter. It can attain a total length of 44–60 cm (17–24 in) and a...
Northern Crested Cara Cara

Northern Crested Cara Cara

The northern caracara has a length of 49–58 cm (19–23 in), a wingspan of 107–130 cm (42–51 in), and weighs 800–1,355 g (1.764–2.987 lb). Average weight is higher in the north of the range, smaller in the tropics. In Florida, 21 male birds averaged 1,117 g (2.463 lb)...
American Kestrel

American Kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the sparrow hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in)...
Bateleur Eagle

Bateleur Eagle

The bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) is a medium-sized eagle in the family Accipitridae. Its closest relatives are the snake eagles. It is the only member of the genus Terathopius and may be the origin of the “Zimbabwe Bird”, national emblem of Zimbabwe....
Osprey

Osprey

The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the...