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Other Birds of Prey

OTHER NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS OF PREY include hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and condors. Hawks in the U.S.A. include the Red-Tailed Hawk, Sharp Shinned Hawk, Harris' Hawk and Cooper's Hawk. Owls include the Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Snowy Owl, Barred Owl and the tiny Screech Owl. The Peregrine Falcon and the American Kestrel both belong to the falcon family and range throughout the U.S.A. The U.S.A.'s vultures (also called buzzards by some folks) include the Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture. The California Condor is North America's only condor species, and is very endangered.


red-tailed hawk
Red-Tailed Hawk
sharp shinned hawk
Sharp Shinned
harris hawk
Harris' Hawk
coopers' hawk
Coopers' Hawk

barred owl
Barred Owl

barn owl
Barn Owl

great horned owl
Great Horned Owl

snowy owl
Snowy Owl

screech owl
Screech Owl

peregrine falcon
Peregrine Falcon

american kestrel
American Kestrel

black vulture
Black Vulture

turkey vulture
Turkey Vulture


condorCalifornia Condor
The California Condor reproduces slowly. It usually only breeds every other year. Because of this, combined with loss of foraging habitat, illegal shootings, DDT and incidental poisonings, the California Condor nearly became extinct. In the mid to late 1980s, the remaining Condors were brought into captivity and placed in breeding programs at the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Los Angeles Zoo. This effort has saved the Condor from the brink of extinction. Recently (2004), young captive hatched Condors were released not only in southern California, but at the Grand Canyon as well. The Grand Canyon reintroduction is a joint project among:   The Peregrine Fund, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Southern Utah’s Coalition of Resources and Economics, and others (see The California Condor's South American relative is the Andean Condor.  Other related species that can be found around the world are: Turkey Vulture, Yellow-Headed Vulture, King Vulture and Black Vulture."

The Peregrine Fund - World Center For Birds Of Prey

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