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MAMMAL-EATING BIRDS

Mammals, especially rodents, are the dominant prey item for many raptors.

Barn Owl

mouse in talons flying

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Barn Owl      Tyto alba
USA; California, Ventura Co.

Barn Owl

carrying mouse

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Barn Owl      Tyto alba
USA; Texas, Lake Corpus Christi, Nueces Co.

Barn Owl

adult feeding mouse to nestling

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Barn Owl      Tyto alba
USA; Oregon, Portland

Common Buzzard

eating rabbit

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Common Buzzard      Buteo buteo
United Kingdom; England, Cheshire

Eastern Screech-Owl

adult and chicks with mouse, Peromyscus

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Eastern Screech-Owl      Megascops asio

Northern Harrier

In flight carrying a mouse

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Northern Harrier      Circus cyaneus
USA; Wyoming, Bitter Creek, Sweetwater Co.

Northern Hawk Owl

mouse in bill ready to deliver to fledgling

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Northern Hawk Owl      Surnia ulula
USA; Montana, Glacier National Park

Northern Hawk Owl

eating prey, rodent

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Northern Hawk Owl      Surnia ulula

Northern Saw-whet Owl

catching White-footed Mouse; Peromyscus

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Northern Saw-whet Owl      Aegolius acadicus

Northern Shrike

with mouse in bill; on snowy fence post

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Northern Shrike      Lanius excubitor
USA; Washington, Okanogan County

Red-billed Hornbill

mouse in bill

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Red-billed Hornbill      Tockus erythrorhynchus
Botswana, Okavango Delta

Red-tailed Hawk

eating rabbit

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Red-tailed Hawk      Buteo jamaicensis
USA; Illinois, Chicago, Montrose Beach

Red-tailed Hawk

Pale Male with rat in talons

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Red-tailed Hawk      Buteo jamaicensis
USA; New York, Central Park NYC

Short-eared Owl

with vole in bill, rodent, mouse

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Short-eared Owl      Asio flammeus

Snowy Owl

taking off with rabbit prey in talons

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Snowy Owl      Bubo scandiacus
USA; Illinois, Montrose Point

Snowy Owl

with rodent at nest with young, lemming

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Snowy Owl      Bubo scandiacus
Russia, Kolyma, Siberia

Whistling Kite

on rabbit

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Whistling Kite      Haliastur sphenurus
Australia; Victoria, Lake Linlithgow