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Raptors are cool!
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Last updated: October 28, 2020
First submittedJanuary 21, 2020
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the most famous of raptors; the national symbol of the USA
eagle
long tails, short broad wings, and sharp eyes
hawk
resembles the above, except with a shorter beak and longer wings
falcon
a subgroup of falcons distinguished by their bright red-orange faces
caracara
a nocturnal raptor with enormous eyes; can fly silently due to special feathers
owl
a mostly-terrestrial African raptor with long legs; famous for its powerful kick
secretary bird
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another mostly-terrestrial raptor, this time from South America and often confused with the above
seriema
very small; one of few birds who can hover
kite
notable for their diet, which consists almost entirely of dead or dying animals
vulture
a prehistoric family of enormous opportunistic hunter/scavenger raptors, with some genera reaching a 16-foot wingspan
teratornithidae/teratorns
a medium-large raptor, which catches mostly fish with its fishhook-like claws
osprey
another prehistoric family, this one being flightless. While not technically raptors, they might as well be, as their diet consisted of anything from large snakes to small horses
phorusrhacids/terror birds
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