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Birds of Prey

List all birds of prey with single-word common-names.
A "bird of prey" is a bird that catches prey in its talons, as opposed to just pecking with its beak.
To make it easier, the first letter of each bird's name, and of any composite words within the name, is given.
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First submittedDecember 2, 2012
Last updatedDecember 2, 2012
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Bird of Prey
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Baza
dives down from treetops
Buzzard
mainly eats carrion
Caracara
Latin-American carrion-eater
Condor
largest flying land bird in America
Eagle
nests on cliffs
Falcon
used by humans for hunting
Falconet
smallest bird of prey
Goshawk
hunts other birds of prey
Gyrfalcon
large; national symbol of Iceland
Harrier
flies low; hunts small mammals
Hawk
strong wings; symbol of aggression
Bird of Prey
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Hobby
small and agile; catches prey in midair
Kestrel
hovers in place and then swoops down
Kite
glides; has a long tail
Lammergeier
drops bones to break them open
Merlin
flies low; hunts birds
Peregrine
the fastest of all animals
Secretarybird
stomps snakes with its long legs
Sparrowhawk
ambushes small birds
Osprey
fish-eating; has arched wings
Owl
hunts at night
Vulture
eats carrion; has a featherless head
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Dec 14, 2012
Got 13 and I'm bragging about it!
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level 37
Mar 23, 2013
20/22. Never heard of a Baza or a Falconet. Great quiz though. :)
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Apr 1, 2013
Baza - a good one for scrabble, that one threw me!
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Apr 30, 2014
You are awesome for including the lammergeier! It's my favorite bird!
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May 9, 2018
Technically, the buzzard is the European name for hawks in the Buteo genus, which eat primarily live prey. The name has only informally come to mean vulture in North America.