Showing posts with label Birds of prey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birds of prey. Show all posts

Western Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) nests in all of Europe, northwest Africa, northern parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. It nests in almost every country in Europe, but is absent in northern Scandinavia. Marsh Harrier is rare in the British Isles and currently doesn't breed in Ireland and Wales. In the Middle East you find populations in Turkey, Iraq and Iran and Central Asia extends the species' spread eastward as far as the north-western China, Mongolia and Lake Baikal region of Siberia.

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Eastern Imperial Eagle

The eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca) is a large bird of prey that breeds in southeastern Europe and extensively through West and Central Asia.

Eagle Owl

The Eagle owl (Bubo bubo)  has an Eurasian distribution and is present in the North-Eastern and Southern Europe and in much of Asia.

Eagle owl bird painting by Artmagenta
Eagle owl

White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is the largest bird of prey in northern Europe and one of the largest in the world. Tailed eagle nest in Greenland, Iceland, northern Scotland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, east through Russia and Siberia, in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Mongolia, China, Japan and east to the Bering Strait.

White-tailed Eagle
White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed Eagle  sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
White-tailed Eagle also known as Sea Eagle or Erne
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Black-chested snake eagle

The black-chested snake eagle or black-breasted snake eagle (Circaetus pectoralis) is a large African bird of prey.

Redtailed Hawk

The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird that lives in North America. The bird occurs locally from the Aleutian Islands and Alaska in the north to northwestern Mexico in the south. The Bald Eagle occurs not only on the coast but often inland on rivers and large lakes.

Bald Eagle sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle is USA's National Bird.

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Northern Harrier

The Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a migratory bird that breeds across the northern parts of the northern hemisphere, in Canada, America and northern Eurasia. In winter, the Palearctic populations move to more southern areas of Europe, northern Africa and temperate Asia, and occurs as far north as in southern Sweden and northern Britain. The nearktiska populations move to the southern region of the U.S., to Mexico and Central America. In the milder breeding areas, such as France, Britain and southern U.S. the Northern Harrier can occur year round.

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Tawny Owl

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Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl (Strix alucois common in woodlands across much of Eurasia. The bird is none migratory and highly territorial.

Tawny Owl nests are usually in a hole in a tree, but they also use old magpie nests, squirrel nests or holes in buildings, and likes to use nest boxes.

Tawny Owl hunts almost exclusively at night. The bird takes a large set of prey, mainly forest rodents, but also other mammals, up to a baby bunny's size, as well as birds, earthworms and beetles

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Rough-legged Buzzard

The Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) called the Rough-legged Hawk in North America, breed in tundra and taiga habitats of North America and Eurasia. The Rough-legged Buzzard occurring in North America migrate to the central United States for the winter, while Eurasian Individuals migrate to southern Europe and Asia.
The nest is built on a cliff or tall tree.

The Rough-legged Buzzard is largely dependent on the availability of lemmings. In good lemming years, the bird can lay up to seven eggs and when lemmings are missing the nesting might not occur.

Rough-legged Buzzard sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Rough-legged Buzzard

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The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a compact, small falcons that nest circumpolar in the northern hemisphere and is the smallest falcon in Europe. The species has a northern circumpolar distribution and breeds in Iceland, British Isles, Scandinavia, Baltic States, northern Asia and North America. Most of the world population are migrants.
The Merlin often nests in abandoned nests by corvids or pigeons.
The Merlin hunts mainly birds, but sometimes rodents and insects. The Merlin can take its prey in the air and on the ground. The Merlin likes to sit on a slightly elevated location looking for prey.

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Snowy Owl

Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is an owl occurring in the tundra around the Arctic coasts. It is found in Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scotland, in the Scandinavian mountain chain, Finland, and Russia. Most breed in Siberia, Alaska and Canada and only a handful in Europe.
The Snowy Owl nests above the tree line, on heaths and similar vast, open areas with slightly undulating terrain. The bird places its nest on the ground that consists of a uppskrapad pit on top of a pile of stones, but it can also nest in abandoned eagle nests.
Snowy owls live almost exclusively on rodents like lemmings and voles, but sometimes also takes birds, especially grouse.

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Hen Harrier

The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) or Northern Harrier is a migratory bird that breeds across the northern parts of the northern hemisphere, in Canada, USA and northern Eurasia. In winter, the palearctic populations move to more southern areas of Europe, northern Africa and temperate Asia, and occurs as far north as southern Sweden and northern Britain. The nearktiska populations moving to the more southern parts of the United States, to Mexico and Central America. In the milder breeding areas, such as France, Britain and southern U.S. species can occur year round. Hen Harrier is a bird of prey that breeds in heathland and wetlands, but even in rural cultivation in Eurasia.
The hen harriers place their nests  directly on the ground.
The hen harrier hunts small mammals and birds by surprise attacks, by slowly gliding over fields and moors. This harrier tends to be a very vocal bird while it glides over its hunting ground.

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Northern Hawk Owl

The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) occurs in northern North America, Europe and Asia.
The Hawk Owl normally occur in coniferous and preferably at the edge towards more open vegetation. The bird is partly active during the day.
The Hawk Owl places its nest in hollow trees or use other birds abandoned nests.
The main diet consists of small rodents and small birds.

Pygmy Owl

The Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) can be found in Northern and Central Europe, and east to Siberia.
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American Kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. It also ranges to South America, and is a well-established species that has evolved seventeen subspecies adapted to different environments and habitats throughout the Americas.

Verreaux’s Eagle

Verreaux's eagle (Aquila verreauxii) is a large African bird of prey. It is also called the black eagle, especially in Southern Africa, leading to potential confusion with the Indian black eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis), which lives in Asia.

Common Kestrel

Common Kestrel sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Common Kestrel
The Kestrel is Belgium's National Bird.
The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey. This falcon is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Red Kite

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Red Kite
The Red Kite  (Milvus milvus is found in the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa.

Swift-tailed kite

Swift-tailed kite bird painting by Artmagenta
Swift-tailed kite

The swallow-tailed kite (Elanoides forficatus) is an elanid kite which breeds from the southeastern United States to eastern Peru and northern Argentina. It was formerly named Falco forficatus.

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