At the root of all these noble races, the beast of prey, the splendid blond beast prowling greedily in search of spoils and victory, cannot be mistaken. The Southern Crested Caracara (Kuifcarara) – (Caracara plancus) What many don’t know is that there are two types of Crested Caracaras, the Northern and the Southern. The Southern […]

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. Indian Eagle-Owl (Bengaalse Oehoe) – (Bubo Bengalensis) The Indian Eagle-Owl is also known as the Rock Eagle-Owl or Bengal Eagle-Owl […]

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. The Gyrfalcon (Giervalk) – (Falco Rusticolus) The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the Falcon species. Living on the Arctic coasts and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. The Gyrfalcon is dispersed throughout […]

“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” The Common Buzzard (Europese Buizerd) – (Buteo buteo) The Common Buzzard is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is usually resident all year, except […]

“If I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back as a buzzard-eagle. Nothing hates her or envies her or wants her or needs her. She is never bothered or in danger, and she can eat anything.” Black-chest Buzzard-Eagle (Chilie Arend) – (Geranoaetus Melanoleucus) The Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle is a bird of prey of the hawk and eagle family. […]

“I will not be clapped in a hood, nor a cage, nor alight upon wrist. Now I have learnt to be proud, hovering over the wood. In the broken mist, or tumbling cloud.” Harris Hawks (Woestijnbuizerd) – (Parabuteo Unicinctus) The Harris Hawk, also known as Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk is a popular species in Falconry, and […]

“Here’s to the crazy ones!” American Kestrels (Amerikaanse Torrenvalken) – (Falco Sparverius) The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. One important use of the American Kestrels […]