Birds Of Prey Kent
Birds of prey or predatory birds are usually carnivorous creatures that prey on other, smaller organisms. These birds are of many and different species that hunt and feed on other small animals, especially rodents and reptiles like lizards. They seize or take their prey by force. These predatory birds have good vision, they could see their prey during flight, even from a long distance or range, and they possess powerful claws and beaks which they use to finish off their prey. Good examples of these predators are eagles, hawks, vultures, falcons, buzzards, harriers, caracaras, osprey, kites etc.
The term bird of prey has a wide horizon that includes some other birds, that hunt and feed on animals, and also birds who eat very small insects. These birds have very good vision for searching prey, strong feet for holding prey, and a strong beak for tearing flesh. Most birds of prey also have strong curved claws for catching or killing prey.
In non-predatory birds, males are normally larger than females. But the reverse is the case in birds of prey. For instance, the falcon – whereby the males are the bread winner and the females are responsible for nurturing the young. In this species, the smaller the falcons are, the less food required by them, which makes them able to survive in any harsh circumstances.