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Falconry or hawking is an art or sport which involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon; an austringer flies a hawk (accipiter). In modern falconry, buzzards are now commonly used, and the words "hawking" and "hawker" have become used so much to mean petty travelling traders, that "falconer" and "falconry" now apply to all use of trained birds of prey to catch game.


Categories & Keywords
Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory Detail:Hunting
Keywords:Birds of Prey, Birds, Eagles, Falconer, Falconry, Falcons, Hawks, Owls, Raptor