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Raptors

Meet the Raptors

Beautiful Birds of Prey

Falconer and educator Brian Bradley helps us get a closer look at spectacular birds of prey. Check back each week to meet more amazing raptors!

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Spectacled Owl

Falconer and educator Brian Bradley helps us get a closer look at this unique-looking bird of prey. She is a spectacled owl!

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Screech Owl

In this video, Brian Bradley shares a pint-sized bird of prey—the eastern screech owl.

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European Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Brian Bradley introduces us to a most unusual-looking bird of prey, the ghostly barn owl. Why are they called a farmer's best friend? Watch and find out!

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Falconry began more than 3,000 years ago. Do you know where it was first practiced? Find out as Brian Bradley shares one of his hunting companions, a red-tailed hawk, and introduces us to the ancient sport of falconry.

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Introducing a ravenous great horned owl! Falconer Brian Bradley says this owl is well adapted to urban parks and gardens in NYC.

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Eagle owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Watch a big, burly Eurasian Eagle Owl head over the Kate French Terrace! This demonstration shows off the last owl in the series—but falconer Brian Bradley will be back with two more raptors.

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Harris's Hawk

A Harris's hawk practices hunting skills on a flyby Wave Hill House in pursuit of rabbit meat, with falconer and educator Brian Bradley. Desert lowlands are the native habitat of this beautiful raptor.

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Gyrfalcon

Gyrfalcon

This week we're wrapping up our winter birds of prey series with the fastest animal on earth. See him in action!

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