Top Ten Birds of Prey

The Top Ten

1 Golden Eagle

Golden eagles have been known to kill deer, sheep/rams, and even wolves. I once saw a video on YouTube of a golden eagle snatching up a kid, but shortly dropped him. People have witnessed them knocking rams off cliffs and later eating them. They have a beautiful plumage and are amazing, powerful birds.

It can dive at over 150 mph. It can squeeze its talons stronger than a lion can bite. It can spot a Rabbit at three miles away. It can pick up an entire full grown goat. The perfect bird of prey. - HarCher

The only bird of prey to kill a deer or a wolf!

They can carry prey 7 times their weight

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2 Peregrine Falcon Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon, also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on Earth and with super sharp talons this bird is a killing machine. It is also the most beautiful bird of prey which is why I believe that this is the best bird of prey.

Fastest animal in the world when flying vertically

Really really fast. They are the fastest animal in the world. And they have sharp talons so they are one of the most skillful hunters

This is the fastest bird in the world and its talons are as big as lynx claws!
and these birds can fly up too 242 miles a hour while golden eagle is only 200! this is a amazing bird of prey, it is capable of taking on a small dog or even a cat maybe a hawk!

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3 Red Tailed Hawk

Great bird for falconry.

It eats large things and maybe you

Awesome bird

I love them

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4 Harris Hawk

The name is very strange

They r awesome to me, they can stand on cactus and they r the only team bird in the world.they live in Arizona and Australia that is one of the hottest places in the world.

5 Barn Owl

The heart shaped face

Owls can hear pray under the snow. Owls hunt day and night. Owls can turn there heads 320 degrees.. pound for pound the best birds of pray...

Their hearing and eyeshight is unbelievable.

6 Harpy Eagle

THIS EAGLE IS KNOWN US BONE CRUSHER. IT CAN KILL A MONKEY WITH IT'S TALONS WHICH ARE LARGER THAN BEAR AND SHARPER THAN BEAR. IT IS THE STRONGEST BIRD IN THE WORLD. - kormo

Talons larger and sharper than a bear! That's what I'm talking about!

They look super cool, with the mix of white and gold, their name alone beats the rest and they have literally kidnapped babies.

They can kill a bear. no question they are the most powerful

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7 Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owls are so small they would freak out if a cat came by. They cannot kill a CROCODILE!

Eats thing bigger than it self

Awesome bird they can kill a croc.

Awww! Look up pictures of it going 'DERP'

8 Great Horned Owl

My favourite LOOK AT THOSE EYES can't believe it's not even 2or 3

Eats almost everthing

9 White Bellied Sea Eagle

It was mentioned in really wild animals

This eats sea snakes and nearly all fish

10 Bald Eagle Bald Eagle

Amazing bird. Legacy as well. Can take out animals easily in an east swish. Can take out most birds and prey. - NBASuperstar35

Bald Eagles should at least be at number 4 on the list I witnessed with my own eyes one of those almost kill a red tail hawk.

They are an American symbol

Bald Eagle is top 5

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The Contenders

11 Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle or Monkey-eating eagle is the world's largest living eagle in overall or total size. According to BBC wildlife award winning cinematographer Neil Rettig they are the most magnificent, marvelous, rarest and most powerful eagles in the world. Their beauty is like a gripping force and there's nothing else like that in the world, he said. According to David Attenborough of BBC the Philippine eagle headdress is a flamboyant crown which outclasses all other eagles in the world and without a doubt they are greatest eagles living in the planet today. They have the broadest wing area of all eagles capable of heavy load flights. It's the only living eagle specie to have a dusky blue-grey eyes and beak which is unique to all other raptors. Famous American Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh when fascinated with its beauty, dubbed it as the "World's most Noble Flier". This appreciation comes from a very popular, award winning and experienced environmentalist from all over the ...more

The royalties of all birds.

It is listed as one of the rarest and powerful bird along with Harpy Eagles and Steller's Sea Eagles. It eats monkeys and other mammals

12 Andean Condor Andean Condor

This thing is HUGE! They are a lot bigger than a Golden Eagle, and they are surely large and strong enough to carry a grown man. Not a buff man, just average, lol.

Thanks for the comments people keep em coming and vote for this critically endangered species of bird of prey

Largest wingspan of any Bird of Prey!

Possibly the largest Bird of Prey in the world!

Kings of a carcass!

They are the heaviest flying birds!

13 Northern Goshawk

These hawks are very cool. They live in jungles, they keep their head still while flying,they also twist and turn.

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14 Snowy Owl Snowy Owl The snowy owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snowy owls are native to Arctic regions in North America and Eurasia.

Snowy owls are beautiful strong owls and when bonded with a human they are very loyal.

I love snowy owls. - MioceneEpoch

15 Crowned Eagle

These are the most powerful birds... These are the Flying Leopards. And most of all they are stronger than a harpy eagle.

They are not stronger than a harpy eagle but are still very strong. Other than the Martial, in Africa they are undisputedly the most powerful bird of prey in africa.

best

16 Eurasian Eagle Owl

Let me warn you, this owl is strong. If you so research on it, almost all of the Internet would say that it can kill a cat, a small dog, a skunk (very terrible sense of smell), a hawk, a kestrel, an osprey, a kite, a harrier, a buzzard, a deer, a snake, even other owls, and in rare occasions, a fox. There is evidence on YouTube and Google images as well, and if you look up their wingspan, which can be up to six feet, they are way larger than your average "powerhouse," a hawk. They are known to be predators and way better in combat when in a fair fight against any if the animals that I have listed, and they are beautiful, majestic animals that have a lot to do with many cultures and beliefs. When you see their talons, they are longer and sharper looking than a hawks, and I recall someone saying that something scared an owl, it gripped onto the persons arm, and nearly cracked it. Almost every species of owl can kill like that, and if not, about a little bit above 75%, while others can ...more

This place is full of nothing but hawks! Sure, they can symbolize power, and are usually the powerhouses in Disney movies. But are Disney movies real life? No. If you compare a Eurasian Eagle Owl's wingspan, which can reach six feet to a Hawk's you can OBVIOUSLY see that the owl is stronger. And, I have also done a lot if research on owls, and they eat: cats, small dogs, hawks, ospreys, buzzards, kestrels, and kites. They are known to be predators to hawks, and the others the listed, and are smarter, stealthier, and packs stronger, unless the hawks aren't alone! I also found photos on Google images of owls with hawk preys, and when I looked up if owls could eat any of the animals I listed, the majority said DEFINITELY YES, and additionally, they talons are very much stronger, but their beaks are weaker, which doesn't matter because owls or hawks don't use beaks in combat. This is one of the strongest owls, and have been around during the time when Roman troops where warring back in ...more

Same goes for almost all owl species besides the really small ones, with an exception of about a little bit less than half the amount if small owls, since I found a video in YouTube bat a small western screech owl killing a hawk that attacked it -- it was kinda blurry though, so I didn't know the species of the HAWK...

These birds are the Tigers of the Sky.

17 Wedge-Tailed Eagle

They are cool unique and can kill red kangaroos.

Wedge tail eagles are relentless! They are known to attack hangliders, helicopters, livestock, small children pretty much anything.

Known to hunt in packs for large prey.

They eyesight reaches into ultraviolet and infrared.

Can reach a wingspan of over 3m

Confirmed to fly at 2km and higher

18 Sparrowhawk

Awesome stuff

19 Kestrel

These birds are so tiny I bet even a Raven would have defeated it in a fight

They are awesome! They can hover unlike other birds of prey!

They are wonderful bird of preys and they are beautiful!

Amazing bird... If you don’t know much about them, do some research and you will soon see why they are a favorite..

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20 Osprey

Why is this so far down?

21 Hawk Hawk Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.
22 Gyrfalcon

They are the largest falcons and are such a beautiful color!

23 Loon
24 Elf Owl

They're small but deadly - ohchizzitskriv

25 African Crowned Eagle

This bird is known to attack prey that's two or three times his size, like leopards, or impalas, or monkeys. This is the mightiest bird of prey!

26 Steller's Sea Eagle
27 Cinereous Vulture

Most dominant vulture in the world

28 Vulture
29 Turkey Vulture
30 Blue Jay Blue Jay The Blue Jay (Latin name 'Cyanocitta Cristata') is a passerine bird in the Corvidae family . It's also known as a 'Jaybird' and it's name comes from it's noisy nature . It is native to North America and is in most of eastern and central US although some go to to other countries . Breeding populations ...read more.

Blue jay isn't an effing bird of prey. Do your research before you post something. Also, John Smith and GornLover4Life (youtube commenters) should get raped hard and their mouths ripped off so they can't talk anymore.

31 Martial Eagle
32 Prairie Falcon
33 Merlin
34 Black Falcon

You can't see him in the night.

35 Screech Owl

He is deafing

36 African Hawk Eagle
37 Haast's Eagle
38 Monkey Eating Eagle
39 Lappet Faced Vulture
40 African Fish Eagle

These birds will eat: fish, monkeys, hyraxe, turtles, terrapins, flamingos, Goliath pelicans and even baby crocodiles. They also steal other birds and crocodiles food. - Christie2007

41 Goshawk

The fastest accelerating bird of prey
it can take small birds like tits but also large bird like herons
and the goshawk is also much more agile than all other kinds of birds of prey
peregrine=lambourgini veneno
gos=mustang boss
all owls = toyota pruis
thanks for reading
-professional falconer and member of IAF

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