Passage de proie
foto by Max Bonatti
Flew hunting over land. Even hovered for a bit...
21 Apr 2016.
Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach Co, FL.
Female dive-bombing barred owl while calling; call & pitch roughly between Cooper's and kestrel; at least third breeding season in large spruce-hemlock stand
very sharp talons
The Accipitridae, one of the two major families within the order Accipitriformes (the diurnal birds of prey), are a family of small to large birds with strongly hooked bills and variable morphology based on diet. They feed on a range of prey items from insects to medium-sized mammals, with a number feeding on carrion and a few feeding on fruit. The Accipitridae have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found on all the world's continents (except Antarctica) and...