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

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

Tawny Owl is a bird sketch by ArtMagenta.com
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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Merlin

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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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.
Redtailed Hawk sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Redtailed Hawk

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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

Red Kite from Bird of the Day by ArtMagenta.com
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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Barred Owl

Barred Owl. Bird painting by Artmagenta
Barred Owl

The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large typical owl native to North America.

Crested caracara


  • Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) is a resident in Cuba, northern South America (south to northern Peru and northern Amazonian Brazil) and most of Central America and Mexico, just reaching the southernmost parts of the United States, including Florida, where it is resident but listed as threatened.

Crested caracara bird painting bu Artmagenta
Crested caracara
Mexico's national bird

Mexico's national bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta


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Secretarybird

Secretarybird bird painting by Artmagenta
Secretarybird

National bird of Sudan.

Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is found in Africa from the region directly south of the Sahara to South Africa. Most individuals are living in the savanna.

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Short-eared Owl
The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) has a very large range and is found on all continents except Australia and Antarctica. It breeds in North America, the Caribbean, South America, North and Central Eurasia and the Pacific.

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Ural Owl

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) has a similar shape of a larger variant of the tawny owl. It is a resident bird with a large distribution in Europe and northern Asia, from Sakhalin, Japan and Korea in the east, to Scandinavia in the west.
Ural owl bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta
Ural owl


Greater spotted eagle

Greater spotted eagle bird painting by Artmagenta
Greater spotted eagle

The greater spotted eagle (Clanga clanga), occasionally just called the spotted eagle, is a large bird of prey. The population is entirely migratory. It breeds from northern Europe eastwards across Asia, and winters in south-eastern Europe, north-eastern Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia.

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