Scientists say these raptors can fly at speeds of over miles per hour! They are the American kestrel, merlin, prairie falcon, peregrine, falcon, and the gyrfalcon. The bald eagle is America's national symbol — has been since — and is unique to North America! That's a BIG bird! These claws are well adapted for climbing trees and tearing into rotten logs in search of insects.
These raptors are soaring hawks, but also hover or fly low along areas where prey are thought to be. Falcons are powerful fliers and divers with long, narrow, pointed wings and long tails. Black bears have no shoulder hump.