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What is the difference between a hawk, an eagle, a falcon, a vulture and a kite?
They all appear simillar to me.
Zoology - 5 Answers - 2007-08-06 01:14:04

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All these are related but I will cover them separately. There are three types of hawks in North America. 1. Buteos: these are the large soaring hawks that glide on updrafts to hunt. They have large wings to enable soaring. They also tend to be larger than other hawks. Golden and bald eagles are members of this group, as is the red-tailed hawk, red shouldered hawk and most other hawks,. 2. Accipiters: These are forest hawks with shorter wings that allow them to manuver through the woods. The northern goshawk, sharp shinned hawk and cooper's hawk are found in North America. 3. Harriers: These hawks have very long narrow wings held in a V pattern when they soar, The Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk is North America's only one. Falcons are hawks with pointed back swept wings designed for high speed. They are fast fliers when flying level but are untouched in their dive bomb. Peregrine falcons can dive at speeds estimated to reach 200 mph or more. Kites are lighter built than falcons. Their beaks less heavily built. Their wings proportionally longer for their body weight, but just as pointed. This allows them to 'kite' a technique of hovering in one spot while the search for prey underneath. They eat mainly small prey such as grasshoppers and such.

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Answer 1
There are differences in basic wing shapes, and whether the bird is a predator or a scavenger and other factors. Try a site about birds.
2007-08-06 01:17:02

Answer 2
that's like asking the difference between a tiger cheetah leopard and jaguar. sure they all are kind of similar but they're definitely not the same. check out some bird website
2007-08-06 01:21:58

Answer 3
Overall size, size of wing span, plummage, and where the eyes are located on the skull are some of the differences. Please see the link below (scroll towards the middle of website for chart)
2007-08-06 01:25:09

Answer 4
Different sizes, food, wing shape, beak size, patterns, colours
2007-08-06 05:56:48

Answer 5
All these are related but I will cover them separately. There are three types of hawks in North America. 1. Buteos: these are the large soaring hawks that glide on updrafts to hunt. They have large wings to enable soaring. They also tend to be larger than other hawks. Golden and bald eagles are members of this group, as is the red-tailed hawk, red shouldered hawk and most other hawks,. 2. Accipiters: These are forest hawks with shorter wings that allow them to manuver through the woods. The northern goshawk, sharp shinned hawk and cooper's hawk are found in North America. 3. Harriers: These hawks have very long narrow wings held in a V pattern when they soar, The Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk is North America's only one. Falcons are hawks with pointed back swept wings designed for high speed. They are fast fliers when flying level but are untouched in their dive bomb. Peregrine falcons can dive at speeds estimated to reach 200 mph or more. Kites are lighter built than falcons. Their beaks less heavily built. Their wings proportionally longer for their body weight, but just as pointed. This allows them to 'kite' a technique of hovering in one spot while the search for prey underneath. They eat mainly small prey such as grasshoppers and such.
2007-08-06 06:03:20








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