Submitted by Admin on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:47

The great majority of hawks are more useful to human beings than they are harmful to us.

However, there is still widespread prejudice against hawks. Occasionally they destroy poultry and smaller birds, but they eat small mammals, reptiles, and insects.

Hawks have many foraging techniques, but the most typical in their pursuit of prey is raking, or swiftly following the animal’s efforts to escape.

Once the hawk has secured the prey with its powerful talons, the bird dismembers it with its sharply pointed, strong beak.

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