Do birds of prey communicate with each other or other raptors?
Birds of prey communicate with each other for mating, territory calls, and to
indicate predators. The young will make noise to call their parents to the
nest with food.
All birds, and pretty much all animals, communicate in one way or another.
Raptors and other birds have a wide range of vocal calls for courtship, alarm,
contact around nests, and more. Visual displays may be used for similar reasons.
The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds, (Terres, ed.) and The
Bird Watcher's Companion (Leahy, ed.) are good starting references for all
subjects in basic bird life and behavior. A useful newer book is Sibley Guide
to Bird Life & Behavior.
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Update: June 2012