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)...