Posts tagged raptors
Posts tagged raptors
Birds-of-prey are a protected species in the USA. Even if you found it dead, you cannot keep parts from hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, or vultures, buzzards, kestrels, etc. for any reason.
The only exception to this rule is if you work for an education facility of some manner and have a government-issued permit, or if you are a registered member of a Native tribe and also have a government-issued permit. Some falconers are likewise allowed to keep feathers from the birds-of-prey in their charge. But taxidermists do NOT get a break from these regulations. There is no “special pardon” you can get from your dad’s buddy’s uncle who works as a janitor for the local Fish and Wildlife office.
Just because you are a taxidermist doesn’t mean you can pick up any dead animal you fancy. Please look into state and national laws if you are uncertain about a particular species.
It is a “strict-liability” law, meaning that there is no requirement for law enforcement agencies to prove “intent” to violate the law. That is, if you are found in possession of a protected species or its parts or products, you are automatically in violation of the law. (Migratory Bird Treaty Act, FAQ x)
this is very important
Kestrel is a small falcon known for its hovering flight. They also have the extraordinary ability to keep their head totally still, even in strong winds. This allows them to pinpoint and catch small mammals by sight alone.
Peregrine Falcons by Danny Vokinsiow
This is now my new wallpaper on my iPod! Now I can see this everyday!!!
fairy-wren: Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus), Africa
Photo via kestreling.com
The best thing about this isn’t so much the title on its own as the disconnect between it and the proud, majestically flying eagle
I laugh every fucking time I see this shit
mypubliclands: Antelope and Eagle
Amazing photo from one of our BLM-Wyoming “critter cams” — a Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) drinking at a guzzler in the Bighorn Basin.
Golden Eagle (by Zavorka)
EAGLE THIS IS NOT A TOY
WELL GOOD LORD.
(by Andrew K Tingle)