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Bird Prey Experience - Bird glossary
Category: Animals and Nature > Birds
Date & country: 26/09/2013, US
Words: 43


Anklets
The leather round a bird of preys legs through which you thread the jesses

Austringer
Person that hunts with and flies accipiters.

Bate
when the bird of prey leaps off your fist or from its perch

Bind
when a bird of prey nails prey or quarry and holds it

Block
A block of usually turned wood or plastic with a spike on one end that sits in the ground to teather birds of prey usually falcons

Bow perch
A perch with a bow shaped top, covered in leather or rubber with a metal ring that slides all the way over the bow

Brancher
An almost fully feathered bird of prey that cant yet fly

Buteo
A broad winged hawk, for example the Common Buzzard

Cadge
Used in medieval times by the Kings falconer, a 'basket perch' capable of holding many birds of prey

Cast
Several meaning, a pellet regurgitated by birds of prey containing bones and fur, two or more birds of prey flow together and to hold a bird of prey securely, used to cope the beak and talons etc.

Casting jacket
A roll of material with usually velcro to assist in casting a bird of prey

Cope
To file down the beak and or talons of a bird of prey

Creance
A long training line

Crop
Vascular sac were food is first digested.

Dummy bunny
In the UK man made objects shaped to look like a bunny are used to drag behind ones self to encourage the bird of prey to hunt rabbits

Enter
When a bird of prey nails quarry

Eyas
A bird of prey taken from nest before fledgling.

Eyrie
An Eagles nest site.

Hack
Putting the bird of prey in a huge netted area allowing it to fly free but contained to build up survival skills and fitness

Hard Penned
The bird of prey has grown all its feathers

Hood
A leather hood used to cover the head of birds of prey usually falcons to give them a sense of security

Imping
Cutting an old feather onto a broken feather

Imprint
Allowing the bird of prey to 'think' its human, taken from its parents at an early age.

Intermewed
A bird of prey that has moulted in captivity.

Jesses
Thin leather used on the legs of the bird of prey to hold it securely.

Leash
A length of rope used to teather the bird of prey

Lure
In the UK man made birds are used often of leather body and birds wings to encourage the bird of prey to hunt birds

Manning
Spending many hours with a bird of prey in order to tame it

Mantle
When a bird of prey covers its food from you and other threats with its wings

Mews
Used to house birds of prey

Nailed
When the bird of prey uses its talons as a weapon

Pitch
The height a bird of prey reaches above you

Preen
When a bird of prey cleans its self

Quarry
Prey of the bird of prey

Rangle
Small stones fed to the bird of prey to assist the crop

Rouse
When the bird of prey shakes its self and fluffs up also to pass droppings before flight

Slip
To let the bird of prey fly after prey

Stoop
When a bird of prey goes into a dive

T perch
A tall perch used to train birds of prey to fly to the fist

Talons
The very sharp and powerful feet on a bird of prey

Telemetry
Tracking gear for birds of prey

Weather
To harden the bird of prey to the elements

Yarak
The mind set of birds of prey hunting.