Birds of prey, raptors, falconry, all of which I believe hawks, eagles, owls, and more (?) are referred to. Such powerful looking birds, even fierce sometimes. Can't help but want to paint their intense face and varyingly patterned and colorful plumage.
Instagram can truly open doors to other worlds. I was totally captivated by the photos from a Rehab Center for Birds of Prey in Columbia. Wonderful work this environmental conservation organization is doing to rescue raptors.