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If the kids want more close encounters, head to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, with live raptor shows and nature trails (149 Natures Way, Quechee, 802-359-5000, www.vinsweb.org, adults $15, ages 4-17 $13).
Kenn Kaufman, field editor for the National Audubon Society, confirms that while both mongooses and hornbills keep an eye out for predators, the hornbills have keen eyes that are much more likely to spot distant raptors.
Arizona Game & Fish Department raptor specialists put leg bands on young eagles nesting above Lake Pleasant.
Cross-country skiers were warned to watch out for the angry raptor.
Meet live owls and hawks as Dr. Tom Sproat of BOISE Inc.uncovers mysteries of local raptor species.
Ornately carved German cuckoo clock Current bid $800 This German cuckoo clock is an ode to hunting (the boar below is being chased by hunting dogs and a raptor watches from above).
At 40 miles per hour and 3,000 feet up, the raptor known as Harper recently soared over Jefferson Forest and Iroquois Park then turned west to cross into Indiana just south of Rubbertown – avoiding the most popular part of Louisville.
Owls are raptors and, like eagles, are federally protected from trapping and shooting.
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Origin and Etymology of raptor
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
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: a bird (such as an eagle or hawk) that kills and eats other animals for food
: a small or medium-sized dinosaur that ate other animals
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