Birds of prey
Nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey: get to know the raptors
The animals’ oasis, next to our farm stay, host 30 wonderful nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey. Fascinating and mysterious, they’re predators at the top of the food chain. Their sharp eyesight allow them to see their prey even when the latter are far away; the raptors capture their prey flying at an impressive speed, by using their strong claws and beak.
In our farm stay you can take a close look at these wonderful birds of prey, both nocturnal and diurnal; they live in comfortable cages built for them, which respect their needs and lifestyles.
The Eurasian eagle owl, the great horned owl, the snowy owl, the burrowing owl, the tawny owl and the barn owl: these are the “lords of the night”. They have a striated plumage that allow them to camouflage and blend with the environment during the day; they also have big eyes that allow them to see in the darkness and an exceptional hearing.
The diurnal birds of prey are the ultimate predators: you can admire the Harris’s hawk. This animal hasan agility, a wingspan of more than a metre, and a tendency to live and hunt in cooperative groups (for this reason it is often called “wolf hawk”).
The nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey bred in our farm stay are born in aviary.
While visiting, we recommend you to keep a safe distance and not to scream: thus you can fully enjoy these animals in safety and serenity.
Here’s the list of all the nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey in our farm stay:
- Tawny owl
- Barn owl
- Burrowing owl
- Snowy owl
- Eurasian eagle-owl
- Great horned owl
- Harris’s hawk