Posts tagged raptors
Posts tagged raptors
Golden Eagle (by Zavorka)
EAGLE THIS IS NOT A TOY
WELL GOOD LORD.
(by Andrew K Tingle)
fairy-wren: juvenile Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
- North America, Asia, Europe
(Photo by Marcin Perkowski)
Bald Eagle gets a new 3D-Printed Beak
“Sometime in 2005, Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face by a poacher, which damaged her beak badly enough that she couldn’t eat on her own. Animal rescue workers found her before she starved to death, and volunteers at the nonprofit group Birds of Prey Northwest nursed her back to health via tube-feeding and, later, hand-feeding with forceps. But it became increasingly clear that her beak was never going to grow back — meaning that Beauty would never be able to feed herself. She was on track to be euthanized.”
“But raptor specialist Jane Fink Cantwell, who dresses like Indiana Jones, refused to take “dead bald eagle” for an answer. She joined forces with mechanical engineer Nate Calvin of Kinetic Engineering Group, and together with other scientists, engineers, and even a dentist, they designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty’s lost upper mandible.
Calvin developed the new beak using a 3-D modeling program, then used a 3-D printer to fabricate it. After an arduous procedure to attach her prosthetic, Beauty was able to eat, drink, and preen herself on her own.”
More Good News for Birds: Red-throated Caracara
For the first time in more than 50 years, researchers have found a nest of one of Central America’s rarest birds of prey, raising hope that there is still time to prevent its extinction in this region.
Photo: Red-throated Caracara by Luis Herrera
(via: American Bird Conservancy)
White-tailed Eagle (by Harry Eggens)
Red Kite (by Sean Hunter)
bald eagle call (by Edeleidre)
For the curious, this is what bald eagles sound like.
They sound very cute and not at all like the fierce call of the red-tailed hawk.
red-tailed hawk screaming (by Susan Crowe)
The call of the red-tailed hawk is often erroneously used for various birds of prey in media. It’s easy to see why - red-tails have some of the most badass screams in all raptordom - but gets irritating after a while.
A peregrine falcon (Wild Arabia - BBC)
Stellers sea eagle (by Tambako the Jaguar)
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. As visible here, the adult Eagle is not bald, but has a head of white feathers. Its name comes from an older meaning of the word, meaning “white headed”.
(photoh: W. Lloyd MacKenzie) (via: Wikipedia)
Request for Braviary.