The lanner falcon is a medium-sized bird of prey that breeds in Africa, southeast Europe and just into Asia. It is mainly resident, but some birds disperse more widely after the breeding season
This sweet little girl is blind. She lives in the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in North Carolina. She appears to be looking around, but she is following sounds with her head and ears. The barred owl is a large typical owl native to North America. Best known as the hoot owl for its distinctive call, it goes by many other names, including eight hooter, rain owl, wood owl, and striped owl.