Many people have watched a hawk soar on a warm spring day. As the hawk turns lazy circles in the sky, he is riding currents of air that push him up. Not much hunting is done from this soar. Hawks are equipped with strong feet and sharp claws called talons. These are for capturing and killing their food. Their hooked beak is used to tear the food up for swallowing. Hawks have ear openings and can hear fairly well. The eyes of the hawk are about eight times more powerful than a human's and are especially built to detect movement of little animals.
Winter (December) 1981
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Help Keep Hawks in Hawkeye Land,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol18/iss3/2