We learnt so much but most importantly, a bird of prey is one which has a raptor beak, is a carnivore and which uses its feet for capturing and killing. A Red Kite is one of the few birds of prey which can transfer prey from its talons to its mouth mid-flight.
Pictured: an African Fish Eagle named Fraggle.
Picture: A handler untethering an enormous female Golden Eagle named Emma. Note that female birds of prey are much larger than males.
Picture: Fraggle isn't the largest type of eagle but even still, these talons would go straight through an unprotected arm or hand and out the other side.
Picture: Suse with Fraggle.