Content tagged with "hawk"

Avian Ally

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photo of a red tailed hawk
Missouri enthusiasts keep an ancient hunting partnership alive. More

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A juvenile red-shouldered hawk stands over a crappie on the bank of the Osage River below Bagnell Dam. More

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Flocks or "kettles" of several hundred migrating broad-winged hawks soaring overhead are a common sight in late September. More

Cooper's Hawk

Photograph of a Cooper's hawk perched on a small branch
Cooper's hawks have short, rounded wings and long, narrow, "rudderlike" tails. They are frequently seen foraging along hedgerows and brush-entangled fencerows. More

Cooper's Hawk

Photograph of a Cooper's hawk perched on a small branch
Accipiter cooperii
Cooper's hawks have short, rounded wings and long, narrow, "rudderlike" tails. They are frequently seen foraging along hedgerows and brush-entangled fencerows. More

Northern Harrier

Video of a northern harrier in the wild. More

Northern Harrier Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species. More

Osprey

Photograph of osprey in flight
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey, also called “fish hawks” or “fish eagles,” used to be more common in our state, but their numbers are increasing. Keep an eye out for them, especially around reservoirs and during spring and fall migration, as reintroduction efforts are paying off! More

Osprey in Flight

Photograph of osprey in flight
In flight, an osprey's wings are typically angled, resembling an M. The wings are arched (something like a gull's), and they seem long in proportion to the body size. More