What is a predator? What is a prey?
A predator is an animal that hunts another animal to eat.
A prey is an animal that is hunted for food.
A predator kills its prey.
The African Pygmy Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) is the smallest raptor in Africa. It lives in eastern and southern Africa. Hierax means that it is hawk-like.
It is only 20 centimetres (8 inches) tall. It is a grey and white bird of prey, with a red eye ring and pink legs. It has short, rounded wings.
What is a raptor?
A raptor is a carnivorous bird of prey, such as an eagle or a vulture.
All birds have claws (like a human’s fingernail), but a talon is a special claw.
A talon is the claw of a bird of prey.
A talon is used for hunting and killing. It is a large, sharp, curved and pointed claw.
How do cheetahs hunt and eat?
When a cheetah is chasing its prey, the cheetah trips the animal so that it falls down.
Then the cheetah will bite the animal on the throat to stop it from breathing.