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Birds: Owls, Raptors and Carrion Eaters

Birds: Owls, Raptors and Carrion Eaters

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grumpygroup by helenpriem on Flickr....Group of burrowing owl youngsters. ° -- oh my gosh, they do look grumpy!

Red-shouldered Hawk, Shark Valley, Everglades N.P. by pedro lastra**

Siberian Eagle Owl

"Apparently this is how a red-tailed hawk responded to the photographer’s attempt at an osprey call."

Eastern Screech Owls

Eagle over water. Amazing shot.

Wedge-tailed Eagle

This massive and regal bird is the White-tailed Eagle, otherwise known as the Sea Eagle or Ern (Haliaeetus albicilla). With a body length measuring between 26–37 inches and a wingspan of 5.8–8.0 ft, this isn't exactly a little chickadee. These birds are close cousins of the North American Bald Eagle and they occupy about the same ecological niche, just in Eurasia instead.

Boreal Owl by Rhett Wilkins

“ emuwren: “ The Southern Boobook - Ninox boobook, is a species of owl native to mainland Australia, southern New Guinea, Timor and the Sunda Islands. This bird is the smallest owl on the Australian...

Eurasian Eagle Owl by Martin Aveling

Javan Hawk Eagle -- 400 remain in the wild.

Bearded Vulture -- Switzerland

White-Faced Scops Owl Fledgling (by Stephen Bridson)



The Great Philippine Eagle - One of the Largest and Most Powerful Birds in the World.

Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus), African bird of prey

Rough-legged Hawk

Short Eared Owl (photo by Mark Bridger)