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do hawks mate for life

Do Hawks Mate for Life?

‘Do hawks mate for life?’ is a simpler question answer than the broader termed ‘do birds mate for life?’. In fact, most hawk species mate for life and they are unique in this. The reason why it is a more difficult question to answer for other bird species is because […]

what do hawks eat

What Do Hawks Eat?

Hawks are very skilled hunters with a varied carnivorous diet. Depending on the specific hawk species and habitat they will eat anything from small aerial insects to large rodents and amphibians. These raptors are opportunistic hunters which means that they will eat whatever is readily available. Thus, their diet changes […]

how to keep hawks away

How to Keep Hawks Away

Hawks are famous for being predatory birds and some may even attack small animals like chickens, ducks and even small dogs. Fortunately, there are ways to keep hawks away from your backyard without hurting these raptors. People living in hawk habitats may be concerned about these large birds attacking their […]

why do hawks screech

Why Do Hawks Screech?

Hawks screech as a form of communication but there are also several species that remain nearly silent. Every hawk species have their own distinct sound with different tones depending on what they are communicating, their sex and age. Read on to learn more about why hawks screech and other distinct […]

do hawks hunt at night

Do Hawks Hunt at Night?

Hawks, being diurnal birds, only hunt during the day. The reason why many believe that hawks hunt at night is because some prefer hunting around dusk. Technically, dusk is not nighttime yet since there is still some sunlight seeping through. As soon as it gets dark, hawks retreat to their […]

can hummingbirds walk

Can Hummingbirds Walk?

Hummingbirds are often heard by their hum and recognized by their colourful feathers. Hummingbirds almost never stop moving, and they spend nearly all of their time up in the air. Hummingbirds are the only bird species that can hover, and fly backwards and upside down. The ability to hover enables […]

do hummingbirds pollinate

Do Hummingbirds Pollinate?

Hummingbirds play an important role in the pollination of many flowers. Many floral types have evolved to have specific characteristics to entrance hummingbirds to help floral reproduction. Hummingbirds are the ideal bird for pollination, because they feed so frequently. Like bees, they carry pollen from one plant to another and […]