Presentation on theme: "Falcons www.schoollinksprogramme.org. A falcon is a bird A bird has light, hollow bones No teeth and use their beaks to break up food Feathers insulate."— Presentation transcript:
A falcon is a bird A bird has light, hollow bones No teeth and use their beaks to break up food Feathers insulate and protect their bodies Lays eggs
A falcon is a bird of prey A bird of prey eats meat Birds of prey are also known as raptors "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force) They use their feet to capture prey Excellent vision Sharp hooked beak Powerful feet with sharp talons Top of the food chain
Types of birds of prey Eagles Osprey Kites Hawks Buzzards Harriers Vultures Falcons
Characteristics of falcons Powerful, fast flyers Tapered tails Notched beak for tearing food Do not build their own nests Dark eyes
Types of falcons There are approximately 37 species of falcons Some examples are Peregrine Gyrfalcon Kestrel Saker Falcon Lanner Falcon
Acknowledgements Many thanks to the following photographers for images used in this PowerPoint : Chris Johnson Stig Olsen Linda Wright Andres Lopez Peinado Andrew Lopez Sanchez Berta Peinado Ramirez Lee O’Dwyer Andrew Dixon Rob Palmer
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