Raptors, or birds of prey, hunt and feed on small animals and birds such as rats, mice and sparrows. Diurnal birds of prey fly and hunt during during daylight hours.
The daylight birds include:
Nocturnal birds of prey live and hunt at dusk and during the night
The term "bird of prey" applies to birds that hunt and feed on animals and birds. Predator birds have very good eyesight for finding food, strong feet with sharp talons for holding food, and strong curved beaks for tearing flesh.