Predatory birds

White-tailed Sea-eagle

Master of heavenly heights

The white-tailed eagle is a species of bird from the hawk family and the largest eagle in Europe. It has brown feathers with lighter wing areas, and adult eagles develop a completely white tail. Their wingspan varies from 2 to 2.4 meters. This species is strictly protected in Serbia.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Haliaeetus albicilla

Habitat:
Forest, wet areas

Origin:
Eurasia

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
20.000-60.000

Lifetime:
up to 25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Griffon Vulture

Ruler of heights

The griffon vulture is a medium-sized bird with a wingspan of 2.3 to 2.65 cm. Its strong legs with blunt claws do not bend, and it reaches maturity at 4-5 years. Its diet is based on dead animals, performing natural recycling. It nests in river gorges on steep limestone rocks.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Gyps fulvus

Habitat:
River gorges, limestone rocks

Origin:
Different parts of the world

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
80.000-900.000

Lifetime:
20-25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian vulture

Warblers are white birds with black feathers on their wings and tail. They act as scavengers and use tools, such as a stone, to open the hard shell of the eggs. They build nests in inaccessible places and mate for life.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Neophron percnopterus

Habitat:
Savannas, coniferous forests, rocky areas, deserts

Origin:
South of Europe, North of Africa, West and South of Asia

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
12.400-36.000

Lifetime:
up to 20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Eurasian Buzzard

Forest scavenger

The common buzzard, also known as buzzard, is a bird of prey with a wingspan of 110 to 150 cm. During hunting, the buzzard stalks its prey from elevated positions and then swoops down. During mating, the male and female perform a nuptial flight, and the female usually lays three eggs on which both the male and female lay.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Buteo buteo

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
Europe, Asia and Africa

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
2.000.000-3.500.000

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Black Kite

Black vulture

The black buzzard is a medium-sized bird of prey. It is considered that this is the most numerous species of raptor in the world. They spend most of their time flying in search of food. Their distinctive wing and distinctive branched back make them easy to identify. They are also loud, with a shrill whistle.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Milvus migrans

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
Eurasia, Australia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
4.000.000-5.700.000

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Сиви соко

Господар висина

Сиви соко је грабљивац из породице соколова. Чувен је по својој брзини, може достићи брзину од преко 320 km/h. Сиви соко је цењен у соколарству због ловачке способности, високе дресираности. Коришћен је као верски, краљевски и национални симбол у различитим епохама и подручјима људске цивилизације.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Falco peregrinus

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, rocky areas

Origin:
Worldwide

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
100.000-499.999

Lifetime:
up to 19 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Common Kestrel

Lord of the heights

The peregrine falcon is a raptor from the falcon family. It is famous for its speed, it can reach a speed of over 320 km/h. The peregrine falcon is valued in falconry for its hunting ability and high training. It has been used as a religious, royal and national symbol in different eras and areas of human civilization.

Characteristics

Order:
Falconiformes

Family:
Accipitridae

Scientific name:
Falco tinnunculus

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, grassland

Origin:
Worldwide

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
4.300.000-6.700.000

Lifetime:
up to 19 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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