Friday, September 26, 2008

Beak of the Week!

In no time at all a new anonymous solved last week's riddle of the tawny eagle. Great detective work!

This week's beak makes its home in the western United States. Unlike many raptors, these birds live and hunt in groups. They like to "stack" themselves on tall cacti and as many as four birds can be seen standing one on top of the other like a totem pole!

This eye is always on the lookout for small mammals, such as rats and rabbits, as well as birds, reptiles and even insects:

These feet are currently endangered in New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California due to human encroachment and habitat destruction:

Good luck, happy guessing, and I'll be back next week with the answer!


Christi said...

Harris hawk, I think.

Okay, I'm pretty sure, since I Googled it, but I wouldn't have had a clue if I hadn't seen the WBS birds at the KC Renaissance Festival last weekend. :)

Great show, by the way. I managed to get some really nice photos (and quite a few blurry ones).

Anonymous said...

Harris Hawk! We work with 11 here at HawkQuest and they are so awesome for school flight programs...just love 'em...

Victoria in Colorado

Anonymous said...

Harris Hawk looks right to me.

Your friend in TN !!