Raptor Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Raptor Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting raptor facts.
Raptors are also known as birds of prey. They are predators that find, catch, and eat other animals. Eagles, hawks, falcons, ospreys, vultures, and owls are raptors. Raptors use their curved, sharp beaks and razor-sharp claws, called talons, as weapons. Soaring high above the ground, a raptor swoops down and grabs its prey with its sharp talons. Sometimes it steals food from other birds. Raptors have excellent eyesight! They can spot their prey from a mile or two away.
Some raptors are endangered and at risk of becoming extinct. Loss of habitat is one of the biggest threats to raptors. Raptors are considered to be an indicator species because they are at the top of the food chain and their presence in the wild indicates ecological health. They help scientists gauge how healthy a habitat is. Raptors play an important role in the balance of nature because they control the population of rodents and other small animals.
In Raptor Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Raptors Are Warm-Blooded
- Raptors Are Vertebrates
- What Raptors Look Like
- Where Raptors Live
- Raptors Build Nests
- Where Raptors Lay Their Eggs
- Raptors Take Care of Their Young
- What Raptors Eat
- How Raptors Hunt