Interesting Facts About Hawk


  • “Hawk” is a general term used to describe the entire group of diurnal (active by day) predatory birds.
  • Hawks have very good eyesight and are widely reputed to have visual acuity several times that of a normal human being.
  • Within the hawk species, the female is generally larger than the male.
  • The hawk migrates in the fall and the spring seasons. Different types of hawks choose separate times in both of the seasons to migrate north or south.
  • In one year, a female hawk will lay about five eggs.
  • They are swift fliers, with some attaining a speed of over 150 mph when diving.
  • There are more than 270 different species that comprise the hawk family.
  • They vary widely in size and form, ranging from 4 ounces to 52 ounces.
  • Hawk feet are equipped with sharp, curved talons for capturing prey, and their strong beaks are hooked for biting and tearing flesh.
  • Hawks also see in color.

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