Hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures. What do they have in common? They're all commonly referred to as "raptors" or "birds of prey." But what does that mean? And what really makes a raptor a raptor?
It turns out that there's a lot to consider and this isn't just a fun academic exercise. The definition also has important implications due to its influence on research priorities, funding decisions, and conservation actions. Join Dr. Dave Oleyar, Director of Long-term Monitoring and Community Science, for this short, lunchtime presentation where you'll learn more about the science behind what makes a raptor a raptor.
Take a Bite out of Science is a virtual "lunch and learn" series where the HawkWatch International staff share scientific research, findings, and more in bite-sized nuggets, digestible for anyone and everyone. These presentations are made possible by Salt Lake County ZAP and the generosity of supporters like you.