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MEET THE BIRDS

ALASKAN BALD EAGLE

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Species: Alaskan bald eagle

Latin name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Native to: Canada and North America

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Their eyesight is 8x stronger than a humans eyes.

GOLDEN EAGLE

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Species: Golden eagle

Latin name: Aquila Chrysaetus

Native to: Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia and North America

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Their top speed is 200mph.

BARN OWL

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Species: Barn owl

Latin name: Tyto alba

Native to: Europe, Asia, America Africa and Australia

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Barn owl have the most number of feather of any bird with 22,000.

SIBERIAN EAGLE OWL

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Species: Siberian Eagle owl

Latin name: Bubo bubo sibiricus

Native to: Siberia 

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact:  Siberian Eagle Owls mate for life!

PEREGRINE FALCON

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Species: Peregrine Falcon

Latin name: Falco peregrinus

Native to: Global range excluding Antarctica

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animal on the planet with a top speed of 240mph (386km)

KESTREL

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Species: Eurasian Kestrel

Latin name: Falco tinnunculus

Native to: Europe and Asia

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Kestrel's can see further into the UV spectrum than humans and are able to detect the urine of their prey when hunting.

LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

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Species: Kookaburra

Latin name: Dacelo novaeguineae

Native to: Australia and New Zealand

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Kookaburra will often 'tenderize' their prey buy smashing it against tree branches.

PALM-NUT VULTURE

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Species: Palm-nut vulture

Latin name: Gypohierax angolensis

Native to: sub-Saharan Africa

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact:   60% of the Palm-nut vulture diet consists fruit-husks and palm-fruits.

CRESTED CARACARA

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Species: Crested Caracara

Latin name: Caracara plancus

Native to: South America

Conservation status: Least Concern

Fun Fact: Caracara are the smartest birds of prey, often lifting up rock to scavenge for invertebrates. 

WHITE-HEADED VULTURE

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Species: White-headed vulture

Latin name: Trigonoceps occipitalis

Sex: Male

Native to: Africa

Conservation status: Critically Endangered

Fun Fact: Their beak can tear open an elephant hide which is 8x thicker than human skin.

AFRICAN HOODED VULTURE

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Species: African hooded vulture

Latin name: Necrosyrtes monachus

Native to: sub-Saharan Africa

Conservation status: Critically Endangered 

Fun Fact: Vultures stomach acidity is exceptionally corrosive at PH:1, perfect for digesting decomposing desease ridden carrion.

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