North America - Birds of Prey

On this page you will find pictures of birds of prey photographed by me in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New York and Texas.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Turkey Vulture - Kalkoengier
  2. Black Vulture - Zwarte Gier
  3. Osprey - Visarend
  4. Bald Eagle - Amerikaanse Zeearend
  5. Cooper's Hawk - Cooper-sperwer
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk - Roodschouderbuizerd
  1. Broad-winged Hawk - Breedvleugelbuizerd
  2. Swainson's Hawk - Prairiebuizerd
  3. Red-tailed Hawk - Roodstaartbuizerd
  4. Crested Caracara - Kuifcaracara
  5. American Kestrel - Amerikaanse Torenvalk
  6. Great Horned Owl - Amerikaanse Oehoe
Turkey Vulture
Aransas NWR, Texas
29 October 2006


Black Vulture
Zwarte Gier
Nine Mile Pond, Everglades National Park, Florida
24 November 2012

Pandion haliaetus carolinensis

Sanibel Island, Florida
22 November 2012

There are four subspecies of ospreys, which are separated by geographic region. This is P. h. carolinensis (note the slightly barred breast) which breeds in North America and the Caribbean, and winters in South America. The Osprey and owls are the only raptors whose outer toe is reversible, allowing them to grasp their prey with two toes in front and two behind which is particularly helpful when grabbing slippery fish.

Bald Eagle
Amerikaanse Zeearend
Long Keys, Florida
26 November 2012


Cooper's Hawk
Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
2 March 2009

Red-shouldered Hawk
Guy Bradley Trail, Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Florida
24 November 2012

The bird's red "shoulder" is clearly visible!

Swainson's Hawk
Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
30 April 2008
Red-tailed Hawk
Sealy, Texas
17 April 2007
Broad-winged Hawk
Marathon, Florida
26 November 2012
Crested Caracara
Rockport, Texas
30 October 2006
American Kestrel
Amerikaanse Torenvalk
(F.s. sparverius)
Boulder, Colorado
10 November 2008

There are currently 17 subspecies of the American Kestrel.

This is Falco sparverius sparverius which is found in North America (except South East USA) and South to West Mexico. 


Great Horned Owl
Amerikaanse Oehoe
White Water Draw, Arizona
30 April 2008
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