BIRDS of PREY
OWLS. Bird of prey. Birds of prey, also known as raptors, hunt and feed on other animals.
The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force). These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks. In most cases, the females are larger than the males. Because of their predatory nature, they face distinct conservation concerns.