Raptor from Africa

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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Eagles are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa.
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FEATURED in Art Universe on the Permanent Feature Page
27 July 2011.
One of the TOP TEN in a challenge in AFRIKAANS
21 October 2011.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa, best of the best
25 October 2012.
FEATURED in The Wonder of Wings
12 November 2013.
FEATURED in Animals from Africa, best of the best
19 May 2015.
Birds of prey are, like eagles, birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that primarily hunt vertebrates, including other birds.
Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing and/or piercing flesh. In most cases, the females are considerably larger than the males.
The term “raptor” is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force) and may refer informally to all birds of prey, or specifically to the diurnal group. Because of their predatory lifestyle, often at the top of the food chain, they face distinct conservation concerns.
Pen and ink, gouache paint on waterpaint paper.

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