Bird of prey:any meat-eating bird

Brood: (v.) to sit upon eggs
(n.) the young hatched in a nest

Carrion: the decaying flesh of a dead animal

Clutch:a single nestful of eggs

Crop: the pouch in a birdís throat

Fledgling: a young bird, just able to fly

Haliaeetus leucocephalus: the scientific name given to the bald eagle meaning "white-headed sea bird"

Imprinting: a form of rapid learning that occurs soon after hatching, where a young bird attaches its identity to that of its parents

Raptor: another name for a bird of prey; comes from the Latin word "rapere" meaning to grip or to grasp

Talons: the claws found on a raptor