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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Introduction

Have you ever seen an eagle or a falcon? What do you think they eat? In this esson, you will conduct independent research on the Internet into several birds of prey to develop a better understanding of predator/prey relationships.


Exploration

Using the Birds of Prey student sheet that your teacher has given you, you should go online to search for information about these birds of prey:

  • Golden Eagle
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Merlin
  • Peregrine Falcon

Visit these sites to find the information requested on the student sheet:


Knowledge Check

Use what you have learned in this lesson to write a short response to this question:

  • What do the birds of prey have in common?

To help you write your answer, consider the following: What physical adaptations have helped birds of prey survive? When do the birds hunt? How do they capture their prey?

Try This at Home!

Explore the following resources to learn more about predatory/prey relationships and how animals survive in various habitats.


This esheet is a part of the Birds of Prey lesson.

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