In the last few weeks I’ve been working on making new birds of prey species for my website Birdorable.com. Some of the ones you see below are new, while others are updated versions of species that were already on the site. I like most of my raptors to have a ‘mean’ look, by giving them a prominent brow. A lot of raptors, like eagles and hawks, actually have a bony ridge above the eye. This not only makes them look tough, but it functions as a visor, shading the eye from the the bright sun and allowing it to see better when hunting. Isn’t that neat?