When we see a bird of prey, we stop, draw in a breath, and watch, spellbound.
Birds of prey have an aura about them. Is it because of their piercing eyes? Their hooked beak? Or their razor-sharp talons? Is it because they can soar to great heights and fly at astonishing speeds? Or is it because they are terrifyingly efficient hunters?
Australian daytime birds of prey is the perfect introduction to this fascinating group of birds. It provides basic information on where they live, what they look like, what they eat and how they breed. It features colour photographs that give young readers an eyewitness view of the behaviour of eagles, falcons, hawks and kites.
Australian daytime birds of prey is ideal for 6 to 12 year olds who are interested in birds of prey and want to learn more about them.
Birds of prey
Birds of prey are magnificent, and majestic …
A young White-bellied Sea-Eagle in flight is an awesome sight.
… and breathtakingly beautiful.
The Black-shouldered Kite has soft snow-white feathers.
So what are birds of prey?
Birds of prey are birds that hunt and eat other animals. These other animals are known as prey. Birds of prey catch, kill and carry prey with their claws, which are called talons.
This juvenile White-bellied Sea-Eagle is carrying prey.
Daytime birds of prey are active during the day and sleep at night. Nocturnal birds of prey, such as owls, are active during the night. They rest during the day.
The Nankeen Kestrel is a daytime bird of prey because it hunts during the day.