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Birds of Prey - Diploma
Birds of Prey - Diploma


 
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The birds of prey diploma covers raptors world-wide, their habitats, characteristics, origins and some of their behaviours form the content of this course that has been introduced by popular demand. It could be argued that all birds are beautiful but this group seem to capture the imagination more than many.
Course Modules
1. Origins and Characteristics
  • What defines a bird of prey?
  • The families of birds of prey
  • Classification
  • Wing shape
  • Evolution of the Birds
  • Bird of Prey Anatomy
  • Feathers
  • The Digestive System
  • The Senses
  • Conservation
2. Eagles
  • Introduction to Eagles
  • Eagle genus with example members
  • The Golden Eagle
  • The Imperial Eagle
  • The Spanish Imperial Eagle
  • The Wedge-Tailed Eagle
  • The Spotted Eagle
  • The Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • The White Tailed Eagle
  • The African Fish Eagle
  • Hieraaetus
  • The Booted Eagle
  • Bonnelli's Eagle
  • The Bateleur Eagle
  • The Martial Eagle
  • Circaetus Eagles
  • The Brown Snake Eagle
  • The Crowned Eagle
3. Hawks
  • Introduction
  • The Hawk Group
  • Hawk Flight
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Harris's Hawk
  • Galapagos Hawk
  • The Harriers Group
  • Hen Harrier
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • The Kites Group
  • Snail Kite
  • Red Kite
  • Black Kite
  • The Buzzards Group
  • Common Buzzard
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Rough-Legged Buzzard
  • Oriental or Crested Honey Buzzara
4. Falcons
  • Introduction to Falcons and Caracaras
  • The Falcons Group
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • The Hobby
  • Sooty Falcon
  • Merlin
  • Barbary Falcon
  • Gyr Falcon
  • Saker Falcon
  • American Kestrel
  • Mauritius Kestrel
  • Brown Falcon
  • Pygmy Falcon
  • Laughing Falcon
  • Caracaras Falcons of the Americas
  • Genera and species of various caracaras
  • Striated Caracara
  • Yellow-Headed Caracara
5. Owls
  • Introduction to Owls
  • Tytonidae owls
  • Strigidae owls
  • Owl Body Language
  • Owl Vision
  • How owls hunt - the silent approach
  • Digesting the prey
  • Barn Owl
  • Oriental Bay Owl
  • Australian Masked Owl
  • Eastern Grass Owl
  • The Sooty Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Eurasian Scops Owl
  • Pearl Spotted Owlet
  • Boobook Owl
  • Pel's Fishing Owl
  • Tengmalm's Owl
  • Spectacled Owl
  • Little Owl
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
6. Vultures
  • Introduction to Vultures
  • Ancestor of the vulture
  • The New World vultures
  • Species of New World vultures
  • Andean Condor
  • California Condor
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • King Vulture
  • Yellow Headed Vulture and Lesser Yellow Headed Vulture
  • Old World vultures
  • African White Backed Vulture
  • Cape Griffon
  • Asian White Backed
  • (Eurasian) Griffon Vulture
  • Long Billed Vulture
  • Ruppell's Griffon
  • Himalayan Griffon
  • Lammergeier
  • Lappet Faced Vulture
  • Hooded Vulture
  • Cinereous
  • Red Headed Vulture

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