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Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), is a bird of prey found in North America. It is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. The species was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States by the end of the 20th century, but now has a stable population and has been officially removed from the United States federal government’s list of endangered species. characteristics      * Wingspan and body weight of the males: […]

Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

The Red-tailed Hawk breeds throughout almost all North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and most of the Caribbean Islands. The species occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes and adapts well to any biotope. Most Red-tailed Hawks at the northern extent of their range migrate south in order to breed in warmer climate. Main characteristics Its body weight ranges around 1kg and it reaches a wingspan of 130cm. Its principal characteristic […]

Little Owl, Athene noctua

Este ave que reside en gran parte de las zonas templadas de Europa, Asia y África puede verse en nuestro parque temático de Lanzarote. Es parte de un gran grupo de rapaces nocturnas, siendo éste un ejemplar pequeño. Mide unos 25 cm de longitud y presenta un aspecto rechoncho. De color pardo con manchas blancas, en vuelo lo podemos distinguir por sus alas cortas, redondeadas y sus líneas punteadas de blanco. 

Black Kite, Milvus migrans

The Black Kite (Milvus milgrans) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. Black Kites are native to the warmer regions of all continents and on many tropical islands. Main characteristics The Red Kite’s talons and claws are weaker than those of other birds of prey. This is the main reason why they mainly feed on small animals or carrion. However, the diet varies according to the species […]

Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically as the “Duck Hawk” in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. The Peregrine Falcon has a body length of 38–50cm. As with other bird-eating raptors, the female is bigger than the male. The back and long, pointed wings of the adult are usually bluish black to slate grey with indistinct darker barring; the wingtips are black. The underparts are white to […]

Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis

The Ferruginous hawk is represented in the raptor collection of Rancho Texas Park in Lanzarote. It is a large bird of prey endemic to the interior parts of North America. It usually migrates to Mexico. The Buteo regalis is the largest of the buteos and is often mistaken for an eagle. Main characteristics As with all birds of prey, the female is larger than the male. Size is the main difference between both sexes. Length ranges around 58cm with an […]

Green-winged Macaw, Ara chloroptera

The Green-winged Macaw is one of the largest of the macaw family. Its stunning, colourful plumage and distinctive call are the most prominent features of this species. Young macaws look similar to adult ones, except for their shorter tail. Green-winged Macaws generally live in pairs or small groups, mainly with other family members. Sometimes they involve with other macaws, especially on the clay banks where they come together regularly in order to eat mineral soil to neutralize toxins found in […]

Blue and Yellow Macaw, Ara ararauna

The Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) is native to the forests and woodlands of tropical South America. Its range covers the Amazon Basin and includes south-western Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil and Bolivia. The species used to be common in Trinidad, where it is now considered a threatened species. It might also occur in Paraguay and northern Argentina, but the existence has not been officially demonstrated so far. No subspecies are currently recognized. Main characteristics […]

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus

The White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) is a large bird of prey found across the Americas. The White-tailed Hawk can be found anywhere from southern Texas to central Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. For habitat it prefers open or semi-open regions with low vegetation up to 1000m, although it has been observed in habitats as high as 2400m. Main characteristics The White-tailed Hawk feeds on small mammals, reptiles and birds. Sometimes, when fields are burnt, it gets close to the borders in […]

Tawny Owl, Strix aluco

The Tawny Owl is a nocturnal bird of prey, which hunts mainly rodents. In many parts of America it is also called Barn Owl. It can have either brown or grey plumage colour, which enables it to camouflage with the surrounding trees. Its eyes are big and black. The Tawny Owl is territorial and hunts on rats, shrews, birds and batrachians. Main characteristics The Tawny Owl is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa; in central and northern America it […]