Category Archive: Accipitriformes

Nov 17 2014

Rarest birds of the World:Red-headed Vulture

The Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) or Indian Black Vulture or King Vulture or Pondichery Vulture has shown an extremely rapid decline in numbers in the last decade. This reduction in population is probably ongoing in the near future. The main reason for this steep decline is the veterinary drug diclofenac which is widely used in …

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Oct 31 2014

Rarest birds of the World: the Flores Hawk-Eagle

This species has an extremely small population that is undergoing a continuing and very rapid decline as a result of habitat clearance, and as a consequence it is listed as Critically Endangered. The Flores Hawk-eagle, Nisaetus floris (formerly Spizaetus floris), is a fairly large, up to 75-79 cm long, raptor in the family Accipitridae. Adults …

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Aug 19 2014

Rarest birds of the World: Ridgway’s Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi)

This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small and fragmented population, which continues to decline. Only effective protection of Los Haitises National Park and captive breeding and release are likely to save this species from extinction. 36-41 cm. Medium-sized, compact hawk. Above brownish grey, tail dark brown, with 3 faint imperfect …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Bewitched Brothers and the Eagle

. Once upon a time there was such a famine in the land that the people lived on grass and even on sawdust, and were dying of hunger in untold numbers. At that time there lived a widow who had managed to husband a little flour. When she found that nothing else was left to …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Kite and the making of Rivers

When God made the world, he called all the birds together to help him to dig wells for the water and beds for the rivers. All the birds came except the kite, which, looking at its claws, said, “See how beautiful and dainty they are! I am not going to soil them with the mud …

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Nov 12 2013

How Mullyan, the Eaglehawk became Mullyangah the Morning Star

Mullyan, the eagle hawk, built himself a home high in a yaraan tree. There he lived apart from his tribe, with Moodai the opossum, his wife, and Moodai the opossum, his mother-in-law. With them too was Buttergah, a daughter of the Buggoo or flying squirrel tribe. Buttergah was a friend of Moodai, the wife of …

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Nov 11 2013

How the Eagle came about

During the short Greenland summer the Eskimos live along the seacoast. They put up their strange skin huts and hunt and fish and make merry through the season when the sun shines at midnight. Now in places along the Greenland coast there are steep high cliffs. Here the birds which fly farther north in summer …

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Nov 08 2013

Folklore poster Egyptian Vulture

A poster showing the finest of the 19th century nature artists. This peticular poster show drawings of the Egyptian Vulture made by Keulemans, Thorburn, Lear, and Agazzis Fuertes. The latter drawn during his visit to Ethiopia. I have added some folklore tales and conservation information.

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Oct 31 2013

Imperial Eagle folk lore poster

This poster features a drawing by J.G. Keulemans, produced around 1870. I have added a folklore story about this eagle.

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Oct 18 2013

The Eagles

A poster featuring Eagles from the Palearctic region. The drawings are made by Jan Gerrard Keulemans, a famous 19th century artist. I have collected many of his drawings, primarily from his work for the Britsh Museum

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