Diurnal birds of prey—hawks, eagles, vultures, and falcons —are also called raptors, derived from the Latin raptare, “to seize and carry off.” The nocturnal birds of prey are the owls. The condors (species of vultures) and the eagles are among the largest and strongest of birds.

White-Tailed Eagle in Flight

White-Tailed Eagle in Flight

White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed Eagle

Juvenile Little Owl in the Rain

Juvenile Little Owl in the Rain

Juvenile Little Owl

Juvenile Little Owl

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Silhouette of White-tailed Eagle

Silhouette of White-tailed Eagle

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Male Sparrowhawk on a Perch

Male Sparrowhawk on a Perch

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Red Kite in Flight

Red Kite in Flight

Red Kite in Flight

Red Kite in Flight

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Striated Caracara

Striated Caracara