Came in with injured wing. Survived initial few weeks, but wing wont mend perfectly as required for successful hunting on the wing. Has been retained for long term care.
This bird was in the Santa Rosa Bird Rescue.
Lack & Lindsey, Salton Sea
San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Injured bird fell from the sky outside our office.
Survived for several days being fed and cared for, but the lack of vets and extend of damage was too much for it.
Flock of over a 100 birds
Photograph by De Jong & Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme, lolldaiga.com
The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that contains the diurnal birds of prey. The Falconiformes have long been thought to represent a natural evolutionary grouping, but three recent studies of their DNA suggest that their similarities are convergent. In each study, falcons are related to songbirds and parrots, and the hawks, eagles, and vultures are closer to woodpeckers and kingfishers.