Birds of prey are birds that hunt other animals for food. This includes raptors like eagles and hawks that hunt during the day as well as owls that are largely nocturnal. All birds of prey have hooked-shaped beaks and sharp talons to catch and kill prey. However, despite a similar appearance, raptors and owls are not closely related.
Eagles & Hawks - Order Accipitriformes, Family Accipitridae
Owls - Order Strigiformes, Family Strigidae
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Last updated: January 13, 2021