Birds of prey are also referred to as raptors, and are actually birds which hunt and feed on other animals. They take other animals by force and apply great strategy to hunt their prey.
These birds are usually characterized by accurate and keen vision, allowing them to detect their prey during flight, along with powerful talons and beaks. Another general feature of these birds is the fact that females are usually larger than the male species.
Some of the birds of prey include Eagle, Vultures, Ospreys, Kites, Hawks, Falcons and Owls. These birds are very dangerous for other species and whenever they get the slightest chance, they attack and hunt down their prey with extra ordinary accuracy.
Most of these birds are found all over the world and poses a great deal of danger to the other species of animals. Not only they eat small insects and other birds, sometimes they also consume fish as their food. It is not an usual sight in which a Falcon position himself perpendicularly of its target fish and pick it with the help of its beak and the fish makes it maker in a few moments.