The SparrowhawkRed eyes, brown feathers; a short-winged hawk
A bird who flies into the sky's vast blue
Secretive one who hides around the clock
only revealing herself to pursue
Hunting in all beside the worst weather
In thick brush and dark woods, here flies the spar
Gliding with wingfuls of barred, light feather
that take her on migrations very far
Sharp eyes, quick reflexes, and rapid flight
Hoping to kill before cautious prey flees
but refusing to kill just out of spite
Accipiter flitting between the trees
With talons that pierce like knife-sharp arrows
she embodies the fear of the sparrows
This group is about all birds of prey! Hawks, Falcons, Owls, and more! We accept and appreciate all forms of art and welcome anyone to join! If you have any questions, please ask!
All submissions must have birds of prey as their main focus.
Please submit to the correct folder! Submissions to the wrong folders will be rejected or denied!
Please be polite to other members and non-members!
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Hawks -Accipiters: Birds in the genus "Accipiter". Examples: Goshawk, Cooper's Hawk
Hawks -Buteos: Birds in the genus "Buteo". They are known as hawks and buzzards. *NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH VULTURES!* Examples: Red-Tailed Hawk, Common Buzzard
Eagles: Birds commonly referred to as eagles. Examples: Golden Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Bald Eagle
Caracaras: Typically scavenging birds. Examples: Crested Caracara, Black Caracara
Vultures and Condors: Birds that lack feathers on their heads and faces that typically eat carrion. *NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BUZZARDS!* Examples: Turkey Vulture, California Condor
Kites: Hawk-like raptors belonging in one of three Subfamilies of the family Accipitridae (Elaninae, Milvinae, and Perninae). Examples: Red Kite, Snail Kite
Osprey: As the folder states, it is for Osprey only.
Harris Hawks: As the folder states, it is for Harris Hawks only.
Harriers: Hawk-like birds that depend highly on their sense of hearing to hunt. Examples: Northern Harrier, African Marsh Harrier
Falcons: Birds in the genus Falco. Examples: Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Saker Falcon
Owls: Commonly thought of as the nocturnal counterpart to their day time hunters. Examples: Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Tawny Owl
Other Species: These are for raptors that do not have a folder. Examples: Secretary Bird, Ornate Hawk Eagle
Multiple Species: This folder is for anything with two or more different types of raptors.
Other: Anything that doesn't fit into any of the other folders.
Text: Anything raptor related that is in text, like journals, stories, etc.
If you are still unsure of where to put something, please ask or submit to the "Other" folder! Thank you!
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