Raptors of Modoc County

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Published on February 20, 2014

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Raptors: Raptors of Modoc County What is a Raptor?: What is a Raptor? A kind of bird because it has feathers. Birds are the only animals with feathers PowerPoint Presentation: Raptor Adaptations Raptors have sharp, curved claws called “ Talons” . • Used to catch, hold, and kill prey Fabulous Feet Raptors are predators that eat smaller animals called prey.: Raptors are predators that eat smaller animals called prey. They catch and kill them with their feet Goshawk just caught some lunch PowerPoint Presentation: Golden Eagle Bald Eagle sharply curved beaks • Raptors have a hooked beak with sharp edges • Used to cut their food into small pieces Burrowing Owl PowerPoint Presentation: Golden Eagle Bald Eagle Awesome Eyes Raptors have very good eyesight, used to look for prey from far away Raptors have three eyelids to protect their eyes PowerPoint Presentation: Great Horned Owl Owls have very good hearing for finding prey at night. Super Hearing Modoc County is a great place to watch raptors: Modoc County is a great place to watch raptors Photo courtesy of D. Cox, 2011 Raptors in Modoc County: Raptors in Modoc County Kinds of Raptors: Kinds of Raptors Eagles Hawks Eat fish, other birds, reptiles & mammals Identified by red tail Bald Eagle Red-tailed Hawk Kinds of Raptors: Kinds of Raptors Falcons Owls Long Pointed Wings powerful for flapping flight Hunt and feed at night American Kestrel Barn Owl Kinds of Raptors: Kinds of Raptors Osprey Vultures Lives near water and eats mainly fish Scavengers that eat dead animals Osprey Turkey Vulture Kinds of Raptors: Kinds of Raptors Harriers Kites Low flying hunters of open fields and marshes Hunts insects on insects, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals Northern Harrier White Tailed Kite All birds grow a. large b. gray c. hair d. feathers:  All birds grow a. large b. gray c. hair d. feathers Click mouse to check answer What three traits make birds of prey different from other kinds of birds? a. feathers, wings, bones b. air sacs, crop, gizzard c. hooked beak, keen vision, sharp talons d. preen gland, pellets, warm-blooded: What three traits make birds of prey different from other kinds of birds? a. feathers, wings, bones b. air sacs, crop, gizzard c. hooked beak, keen vision, sharp talons d. preen gland, pellets, warm-blooded Click mouse to check answer c. hooked beak, keen vision, sharp talons Find the birds that do not have hooked beaks. If successful, you will have found the non-raptors hanging out with those curvy beaked birds of prey!: Find the birds that do not have hooked beaks. If successful, you will have found the non-raptors hanging out with those curvy beaked birds of prey! The Non-Raptors are b) - the shore bird d) - the finch, and h) - the duck. Click mouse to check answer Assessment: Assessment What raptor has the biggest eyes? Click mouse to check answer Owls have good hearing? True or False:  Owls have good hearing? True or False Click mouse to check answer How many eyelids do raptors have? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4:  How many eyelids do raptors have? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Click mouse to check answer Find the birds that do not have sharp talons. If successful, you will have found the non-raptors hanging out with those sharp toe-nailed birds of prey.: Find the birds that do not have sharp talons. If successful, you will have found the non-raptors hanging out with those sharp toe-nailed birds of prey. Click mouse to check answer Idaho Public Television The non-raptors are - b) the web foot for swimming ; d ) the chicken foot for scratching and walking; and scratching; i) the sparrow foot for perching. How do raptors get their food?: How do raptors get their food? 1. Raid the farmer’s garden 2. Call up Taco Bell 3. Pick-up some fast food. 4. Catch their own prey? Click mouse to check answer Name three types of raptors that live in Modoc County.: Name three types of raptors that live in Modoc County. Turkey Vulture Barn Owl White Tailed Kite American Kestrel Osprey Northern Harrier Red-tailed Hawk Bald Eagle Click mouse to check answer Congratulations !: Congratulations ! You have learned: What a raptor is; Characteristics (eyes, hearing, feathers, talons); How they get their food; and Raptor that can be found in Modoc County References: References References Basin & Range Birding Trail, Modoc County - Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide. (n.d.). Basin & Range Birding Trail, Modoc County - Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/basin-range-birding-trail-modoc-county/sieD910C9D4DAF076029 Bird Checklists of the United States. (2013, February 1). Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/chekbird/r1/modoc.htm FACT - Raptors of the Region. (n.d.). FACT - Raptors of the Region . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.csub.edu/fact/raptors.htm Lantz, V. (2006). Basin & Range Birding Trail. Basin & Range Birding Trail . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.basinrangebirdingtrail.com/ Nongame Wildlife Program. (2000, December 7). California Department of Fish and Wildlife . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from https://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/ Raptors of the World. (n.d.). Raptor Research Foundation . Retrieved February 19, 2014, from http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/education/raptor-world Photo’s taken by D. Cox & K. Cox, 2010 -2013 Photo’s acquired from Google Images

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