The most dangerous birds of prey in the world
• The most dangerous birds of prey in the world
Many species of birds in nature - the ruthless predator, has excellent vision, hearing, strong beak, sharp claws, powerful wings and legs. Among their advantages also has the speed, agility and endurance. Among these birds of prey include the family of hawk, falcon, owl and Skopin. They mainly feed on small mammals, fish, and other species of birds and carrion. Sometimes they encroach on prey much more of its own size. Each type of hunting in their own unsurpassed style.
The most dangerous of hunting birds are presented in the ranking below.
10th place. Owl - Night killer. It feeds on birds, small mammals, fish and invertebrates. Representatives of this species are found in North Africa, Europe and Asia.
9th place. Martial eagle. It feeds on small and medium-sized mammals, including dogs. Representatives of this species live in Africa
8th place. Bald eagle - the national symbol of the United States. It feeds on small mammals, fish and carrion. He prefers to hunt in the morning. Representatives of the species live in the United States, Canada, the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
7 place. Steller's sea eagle - a heavyweight among the eagles. It feeds on small mammals, fish and carrion. Representatives of this species live in Japan and Russia. It is on the verge of extinction.
Steller's sea eagle.
6 place. Berkut - multilateral hunter. Bird chooses way of killing depends on the weather. It feeds on hares, ferrets, turtles, cubs sheep, deer, roe deer. Representatives of this species are found in North America, North Africa, Europe, Asia.
5 th place. Philippine eagle - the national symbol of the Philippines. It feeds on monkeys, COLUGO and a number of other small mammals. It is on the verge of extinction and is protected by local authorities.
4th place. The bearded man - a lover of bones. His favorite delicacy is inert brain, which he obtains by breaking bones, dropping them from a height onto the rocks. The same ritual he does with turtles. It also feeds on carrion and small mammals. Representatives of this species live in Africa, Central Asia and Southern Europe.
The bearded man.
3 rd place. Harpy eagle - the owner of the long claws. His "hunting weapons" the bird is able to easily break the skull of his victim. It feeds mainly monkeys, sloths, anteaters and other mammals as well as birds and reptiles. Representatives of this type are found in South and Central America.
2 nd place. Lappet-faced vulture - the largest representative of the subfamily loggerhead. It is known very aggressive. It feeds mainly on carrion. But, can kill an antelope if desired. Representatives of this species live in Africa.
African eared vulture
1 place. Crowned eagle - the most dangerous bird of prey. In his "arsenal" there are powerful wings and legs, sharp claws and beak, excellent vision. Stalk prey sitting on a tree. Size crowned eagle may be the victim five times the size of the bird itself. Thus, his favorite delicacies are monkeys, small antelopes, foxes, and so on. D. The representatives of this species are found in Central Africa.