Eagle, Falcon, Owl – Birds Of Prey, Nature 2018 HD Documentary.

Owls Falcons Eagles and hawks These hunters use heightened senses to spot their victims from a distance seeing and hearing what others can’t Then they attack with precision and scale all from a bird’s eye view Still miss Quiet The coast is clear The perfect time to forage for food Isn’t it For the great horned owl it is So the strategy of the great horned owl one hunting is they usually sit stealthy in a tree there Kim They look like the bark of a tree. They blend right into the bark of a tree they sit there and when prey moves They’ll try to dive down users use their stealth and their silent flight to to catch that rodent Owls are familiar birds of prey, but they have an unusual gift for homing in on their quarry These specialized tools give them an edge Many owl species around the world of asymmetrical hearing so one year is above the other ear so What that does is allows them to have perfect depth perception so they can actually? Hear a mouse or rodent either Making noise under the snow or making noise in the grasslands or even making noise in the forest so they can home in exactly with That Mouse is only using hearing many times not even using their eyesight The super hearing ability of owls enables them to pinpoint their prey with incredible accuracy This super sense isn’t just dependent on their ears Almost every part of its body has evolved to support its hearing Owls seem to have large hats But it’s just an illusion their facial feathers make their heads seem larger but they also grow in the formation of a parabolic dish this shape helps focus the sound waves onto their ears and maximizes the volume of audio information they can collect Much like when you put your hands up to your ears to hear something a long way away And makes your head look a lot bigger, but it’s but in the Owls case it’s only feathers That’s supporting that parabolic dish so they can use their hearing to find their dinner in the eyes mesmerizing Hunting Like all birds of prey their eyeballs don’t move they’re locked in place fixed eyeballs give elves a much needed constant in hunt field with constantly changing variables, I will don’t have the ability to move their eyes, but they certainly have their ability to move their head I always concern their head about 3/4 of a turn in either direction As humans we can only turn about 70 degrees in each direction But when their head moves their hearing and their eyesight move together Which allows them to of course look around and hear around at the same time which gives them a great advantage when they’re out hunting These fine-tuned and precise head movements indicate a critical stage of the hunt Audio and visual come together the target is set and it’s time to move Even while in fall flight owls continue to collect data on the location of their prey Most owl species our design was silent flight so when they flap their wings They don’t make any sound they have specially designed flight feathers very loosely feathered in the chest so they can fly through the air Quietly a lot of people assume that so they could sneak up on their prey absolutely not It’s so they can actually listen to their prey so if they made a lot of noise with their flight feathers They’d be listening to themselves and not their dinner so they fly silently so they can use their hearing When the brains have done their job Bran takes over and So the great horned owl are some of the strongest Feet in the world for their size, they’ve been measured over 400 psi That’s pounds per square inch of pressure the tips and talons Incredibly strong they even have a talents a bit serrated, which gives them the ability to hold on to things once they go in Have the talons have a narrow channel running along them called a blood groove When the owl grabs on to a rodent blood leaks out of the puncture along the groove so the talons don’t seal up the wound In their mouth of course is actually quite a bit wider than a lot of other birds of prey species And the reason why is it allows them to be able to swallow many of their prey completely whole They have a trachea under their tongue like a snake so if they’re swallowing something too big they could actually breathe under their tongue Mouths locate kill and consume with mastery law in deadly silence Falcons come in many sizes But when it comes to speed There’s only fast and extra fast Soaring at 150 meters a Falken can detect the tiniest motion far below It dives 100 km/h 153 20 the tiny creature never stood a chance All Falcons are efficient predators But the peregrine falcon is in a league of its own Reaching speeds of over 350 kilometers per hour it’s the fastest animal on the planet At top speeds one of the greatest challenges is simply breathing So you’ve probably being at high speed maybe on a Boat or something like that you open your mouth and all the airs rushing in it’s really hard to breathe But you’re gonna close your mouth a little bit and allow a little less air in because airs coming in fast The same of the peregrine falcon and their nostrils When then go into a high speed dive not play out the cone and their beak It raises a little bit allows less air in and of course allows them to breathe at high speed Without these adaptations the peregrine falcons lungs would be flooded with too much air these delicate organs couldn’t take it Tests by German scientists using trained Falcons may have uncovered the secret of the world’s fastest animal the study captured high-speed images of Falcons dive 8 using these images they built model life-size Falcons and Tested them and wind tunnels to measure the drag and lift on the body They determined that while diving small feathers pop up on the Falcons upper back this increases speed by reducing drag and Could be the reason this wing daredevil can move so fast and live to tell the tale This much smaller Falken may not be able to compete for speed but its eyesight is beyond compare The American Kestrel is about the size of a mourning dove It’s the smallest Falcon in the Americas This diminutive cousin of the peregrine falcon has a formidable predatory adaptation all its own Capsules have been studied essentially for the great eyesight and also they’re known now to see into the infrared spectrum of light and they think Test rolls use app so when they fly over a field they can see urine trails from mice And no, it’s good hunting grounds obviously the more urine trails. They see they know there’s lots of mice available Once they narrow down a key location for prey another scale kicks in Different Kestrel species worldwide Have the ability in most cases to hover so they can sit in one place almost like a kite on a string and when their? prey breaks cover They’ll dive down from a height advantage being right over it and be able to capture their prey on the ground or in the air The Peregrine and the Kestrel have different approaches But when it’s time to kill these two Falcons rely on the same tools to finish the job All Falcons have have a specially designed beak it has a 90 degree angle In it a little tooth that sticks out on one on both sides so when they take their prey down using their speed in their feet they immediately go right to the spinal column right to the neck and Will dislocate a back bone subduing their prey so the prey doesn’t fight back This powerful tool gives both the peregrine falcon and the American Kestrel the ability to take down prey twice their size Sometimes their catch may be too big to eat in one sitting but for Falcons a big kill is an investment in the future Falcons will cache prey so they they’ll leave it somewhere almost like a safety deposit box, and they’ll come back and eat it particularly when they’re feeding young to one young have hatched Planning for the future is just one of the many traits that make Falcons successful big or small fall can survive using speed and control and precision The bald eagle is truly an icon With laser sharp eyes and deadly talons on powerful feet this bird of prey is a phenomenal hunter Eagle eyes the cliche is so ubiquitous. It’s easy to forget where it comes from Cruising at 70 kilometers per hour An eagle can spot prey from up to three kilometers away He pinpoints his target with predatory binocular vision dives Accelerates to almost 160 km/h Ceases And crushes its victim with razor-sharp talons ten times stronger than a human’s grip Throughout the history of civilization the Eagle in all of its forms has symbolized power In North America the symbolism lives on in the bald eagle After a brush with extinction in the 1980s this majestic animal now lives in virtually every part of North America They are large for raesha scar divorce proficient aquatic predators, they need meat and lots of and Bald eagles are found near large bodies of water for the simple fact there. They’re a large spotted bird They hunt a lot of larger things waterfowl ducks geese and all those there tend to be a lot of open water From beak to tail they are a metre long Their wingspan is as much as two metres Males can be up to four kilograms while females can be 25% bigger up to six and a half kilograms that Size advantage is unusual in the animal world, but not for birds of prey There are larger birds out there But in the hearts and minds of many wildlife enthusiasts the bald eagle soars above all others Clearly this handsome hunter is not bald at all The name comes from the old english word Baldy meaning quite The eyes are almost as large as a he lands but our vision pales in comparison It’s vision is probably between four and seven times stronger than humans Depending on what expert you talk to and I have to remember they see faster than us So we see about 28 to 30 frames per second they see over 100 frames per second and so they can see speed really easy Where we can move our eyes side-to-side birds of prey can’t they actually have to move their head But it’s advantageous as there in other eyes or a steady platform When there’s almost like a gyroscope their neck access and they can pull that use that binocular vision and pull focus which allows them to Have almost something called tunnel vision So they can see something and focus on it be able to fly up and down their head stay still and they can still home On and what they’re trying to hunt They are fully capable of hunting a wide array of small animals, but they’re designed specifically to kill fish as they lock on to the target a nictitating membrane closes over to protect the eyeballs It blinks every three to four seconds to keep the eye moist and clean, but because it’s translucent Vision is maintained Then the talons go to work Bald eagles don’t have as long as talons of some of the other birds of prey or Raptor species for the simple fact as they Are fish catchers so they don’t need the big hook on their talons They do have slightly curved talons But it makes it a little bit easier if they’re not hooked all the way around it makes it much easier to grab into slippery things like fish but Also on their feet they have almost like sandpaper are like treads on your shoes it allows him to have grip So they can hold on the fish and other slippery things They have a hook on the end of their beak Which acts just like us using a fork so their feet do the killing and where they’re our feet make little holes in their food They could stick their beak in that hole and pull little pieces off because they’re certainly not gonna be able to swallow their food whole When they catch something as large as say a 2 kilo rainbow trout They were able to put their hook on the beak and pull it out in little pieces And they got perfect sashimi huh for the rest of the day? Eagles have been used as symbols of power and integrity Perhaps because of their reputation as great hunters or because they look intimidating But in the wild Eagles do what needs to be done to survive And that means they’re just as happy feasting another animals kills Bald eagles are considered to be about a 50/50 predator so 50% of their dinners carry at 50% as they catch live So essentially they’re opportunistic whatever presents them whatever the easiest food sources at the time will certainly consume it And if they don’t have to catch it if it’s sitting there laid out for them dead on the on the shore Perfect opportunity to have a free meal And if they can’t fulfill their needs through hunting and scavenging Bald eagles have another trick up their sleeves When it’s time to eat, they’re not above stealing Bald eagles are klepto parasitic their food pirates If they see another eagle with the fish they have no problem swooping down to snatch it out of its talons Many times the other bird will drop it and the bald eagle will either catch it in the air Or catch it on the surface of a lake If they see a cormorant with the Fisher’s gonna snatch the comrade in the fish Whether they have to beg borrow or steal These birds of prey will take any food They’re savvy survivors with a firm grip on their role as America’s icon Some Hawks aunt impacts eating prayed twice their size while others search and solitude You Up here this solitary Harris Hawk looks like it doesn’t need any help With its razor-sharp vision prey hardly stands a chance Now it’s just a waiting game and when it finally zeroes in on its target. It rarely misses But if it does it’s no big deal because there’s always another Hawk right behind to pick up the slack Harris Hawks are one of the few birds of prey that hunt in packs Their pack is called the family unit very well organized They’re essentially all related with each other so it could be mum and dad Siblings from the year before could be uncles and aunts all working together as a team. There is someone. How wolves would hunt together hunting is a group means that a Harris Hawk has a better chance of getting a meal a Strategy involved because they mostly live in deserts where food is scarce The group dynamic increases their chances of finding food where there is little The strategy for this Hawk is to work in groups of two to six each has a specific job It might be to flush out prey from the brush while others wait to make the kill The best view is always from high up the thermal breezes from below allow them to gain altitude They do soar quite a bit – meaning They use the thermal Heat Kurds coming off the earth, and they can sit on those and that’s like a hot air balloon pushing them in the air All Hawks have incredible eyesight. They see in color as humans do Also, they can see in the ultraviolet range which allows them to spot prey at dusk and the position of the rise gives them an additional advantage Hawks just like are the other birds of prey have fully binocular vision So they can actually adjust focus as they go this is very beneficial when you’re pursuing an animal That’s quite fast And they can adjust naturally within their eye to be able to spot something Look at it and be able to pursue it without taking their eyes off it What allows Hawks to continue that pursuit at high speed is the same type of? Semi-transparent membrane that protects Eagles eyes it moves across from side to side like a windshield wiper at moistened Zi and allows them to be able to see at fairly high speed and this is a great advantage over humans because we have to blink all the time and by blinking we take our vision away basically we’re Shutting our eyes for a split second. We’re hawks don’t have that The see-through membrane allows the hawk to never lose sight of its quarry To make the perfect kill Harris Hawks rely on brute strength using particularly large and powerful beaks and talons pots vary in size from species to species the Harris Hawk has an average wingspan of 115 centimeters They’re experts at taking prey in mid-flight They can grab a bird at high speed using ratchet like tendons in their toes once they grab on they don’t let go The more the prey moves the tighter they grip they grab on to their prey And they will squeeze some squeeze multiple times and put multiple holes in their prey Something will squeeze once and hold on for dear life And hopefully their prey will will die just from pressure and from from being bludgeoned to death Four Hawks patience and position lead to a kill They’ll sit on a telephone pole sit in a tree the look over a field and when they see prey move They will watch it and watch until the breaks cover and then they’ll dive down using that height advantage and speed and a slow sort of glide and then grab their prey right on the ground Hawks vary their food according to where they live and what’s in season For instance red-tailed Hawks and North America eat a lot of mice and snakes in the summertime where they’re available We have Swensons hawks of the canadian prairies and badlands that eat a lot of grasshoppers in the summer months We have Goss ox in the forests of the northern hemisphere, North America Asia in Europe They eat a lot of grouse they eat a lot of crows and rooks Also vary depending where they are but a lot of cottontail rabbit and a lot of jack rabbits Hogs it seems are happy to go with the flow when it comes to eating and accept whatever’s on the menu with binocular vision Vice-grip light feet and the ability to hunt in packs These feathered assassins have become masters of air and land Seeing the world from above give birds of prey a huge advantage with impeccable eyesight Sharp beaks and powerful talons these predators are precise efficient and deadly You

58 thoughts on “Eagle, Falcon, Owl – Birds Of Prey, Nature 2018 HD Documentary.

  1. Of course, evolution has created all these animals in the every-year meetings and conferences because evolution is a math and physics expert. 21st century and people are still so naive to believe all this evolution-crap. Can't there be any film that does not mention this rubbish?

  2. Brilliant video…

    Went to see some birds of prey here in the UK last weekend and spent some time with the handlers and Harris hawks…
    absolutely amazing they were… lucky to fly them and feed them while learning more about them from the handlers… the owls were great too!

  3. No wonder they are even a symbol of divine power… "..shower upon me Thy
    confirmations, which alone can change a gnat into an eagle…" ~ Baha'i Faith

  4. Interestingly, despite falcons, hawks and owls are all birds of prey in the way that they use talons, sharp beaks and perfect eyesight to catch live prey, they are not related to each other but represent their own respective order within the class of birds.

  5. Good footage, terrible narration! The bellendrical yank also mixed up Falcon and Hawk right off the bat! Urgh ?

  6. These birds are truly elite. The bald eagle with it's superior strength, sharp vision, and powerful talons for gripping the slipperiest of fish. The peregrine falcon with its jaw-dropping speed which can drop a bird in midair falling down to earth. The hawk with its wide ranging flight and relentless fury while chasing prey. The owl with its nocturnal vision, which allows to see it in the dark, and its silent approach of prey.

    And fyi folks, a vulture is a scavenger (an animal that eats carrion (dead animals)), so it's not traditionally considered a bird of prey because it doesn't feed on live animals.

  7. I represent the International League of Rodents and in the name of all nations, I strongly protest!
    I say, shoot those bastards!

  8. FACTOID: While the owl is called 'wise' it is actually the lesser of the intelligent birds of prey with the eagle being the most intelligent (various eagles)

  9. i like eagles and i like to learn about them personally because in the Old Testament the book if Isaiah mentions about eagles and refer to us; we ( But they that wait upon the LORD, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ISAIAH 40 : 31 ) Amen

  10. I have also some raptor videos. But that are not my birds. I have got rainbow lorikeets. We have visited 3 times a falconer and of those visits I have got the videos…..?

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