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Raptors are hunters, and they're also big, striking birds � the bald eagle is one example of a raptor. The difference between raptors and other birds that also eat animals (like gulls, for example) is that raptors use not only their beaks, but also their curved talons to catch their prey. Before it came to be used for these birds, raptor meant 'abductor,' from its Latin meaning,'robber, plunderer, or abductor,' from rapere, to seize.'
Congratulations to our contest winners:
American Pride by Miro Gradinscak 1st Place Prize
Red Kite by Don Engler 2nd Place Prize
American Kestrel In My Garden by Phyllis Beiser 3rd Place Prize