Accipitridae


Description:

This is the largest family within the order of diurnal birds of prey or raptors (Falconiformes),occurring throughout the world except for Antarctica. The capture, holding and dismembering of prey requires specialized equipment, and all raptorspossess a hooked bill, the base of which is covered with a fleshy membrane called the cere, and strong curved claws, called talons, on their feet. The legs vary in thickness and length among species, depending on the type of prey taken. Eagles that prey on large mammals have strong, thick legs, while Sparrowhawks which feed on small birds have longer and more slender legs.  The serpent-eagle has thicker scales on its legs which help to protect it from snake bites.

Members of this family have very sharp eyesight – about 8 times sharper than that of humans – that is used to spot prey from a long distance. Hearing is also acute.  In most hawks and eagles, the females are larger than the males, although in some groups, they are less brightly coloured. Juveniles of most species differ quite markedly from adults in coloration and markings of plumage, and even the adult plumage of many species is variable (‘polymorphic’), all of which makes identification of raptors rather difficult. Flight characteristics and underwing markings are often the best clues to their identity. Some species have an obvious crest on the nape, while others will raise their head feathers like a crest when disturbed or excited. Nests are untidy-looking, often large, constructions of sticks built high in trees.

Flight:

The long, broad wings of eagles, often with distinct “fingers” at the tips, are used to soar high into the sky, from where prey may be spotted over long distances. Hunting from perches inside forest or woodland, goshawks (or sparrowhawks) and buzzards, have shorter, more rounded wings that are more effective in short-range ambush attacks, during which the wings are quickly flapped, then held flat in a fast glide. All groups use thermals to gain height quickly, especially before making long distance movements, such as when migrating.

 

12 thoughts on “Accipitridae

  1. kalo aku sendiri sih right to copy mas, tapi berhubung pake fasilitas kantor jadi ya mohon maaf, terutama yang pake DSLR. boleh dipakai asal jangan lupa property baluran.
    monggo

  2. halo pren.. kupikir salah ident besra,kalau kucocokan dengan gambar OBI mirip Elang Alap Jambul (Acc.Trivirgatus).
    aduh, kacamata osing durung ketemu, wes ketambahan salah iden…..suwun mas. mari kita periksa bareng-bareng

  3. TOP BANGET Foto-fotonya….Pakai Lensa berapa mm ni ya???
    Dasyat!!!
    Anda terlalu memuji. bukan masalah lensanya, hanya kebetulan menjadi right man on the right place on the right time hehehe…. maksudnya lagi hari baik hehehe….

  4. nice pict pak,…..
    bolehkah kami pakai beberapa gambarnya (tentu saja dengan tetap memasukkan sumber gambar), terutama untuk beberapa jenis dari accipitridae dan falconidae, kami sedang mengumpulkan gambar untuk panduan kecil burung pemangsa di bali, untuk mempermudah kami belajar identifikasi….
    matursuksma sebelumnya, salam kenal dari bali….
    **SILAHKAN BURUNG KECIL-KU. MEMANG FOTO2 DISINI SAYA SENGAJAKAN UNTUK DIMANFAATKAN PUBLIK. ASAL TIDAK UNTUK KOMERSIL ATAU TUJUAN NEGATIF. SALAM KENAL JUGA DARI BALURAN…

    • matursuksma atas perkenan dan masukannya pak,
      mudah-mudahan silaturahmi ini bisa lanjut didarat…kapan-kapan, kita kan tinggal loncat dari gilimanuk ke ketapang ya..
      apalagi sesama tukang ngintip burung pada bulan-bulan depan akan kedatangan tamu agung lagi saat migrasi tahunan burung pemangsa, moga bisa saling share informasi lebih lanjut
      **SAMA2, SENANG DAPAT TEMAN BARU. SAYA UCAPKAN SELAMAT DATANG KAWAN2 DARI PULAU TERINDAH SEJAGAD RAYA. SAYA SANGAT SENANG KALO BISA SALING SHARING INFORMASI.
      YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

  5. Elang hitam harus kita jaga meskipun kita dapat memeliharanya. Sebenarnya baluran adalah tempat yang bagus tapi sayang jalan masuknya perlu diperbaiki agar lebih enak dikunjungi.
    **BETUL PAK, MEMANG JALAN MASUK KE BALURAN RUSAK BERAT. KAMI JUGA BERHARAP FASILITAS INI BISA SEGERA DIPERBAIKI UNTUK KENYAMANAN PENGUNJUNG. DAN TERIMA KASIH SUDAH MAMPIR DI BALURAN…SALAM LESTARI..

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