Accipiter - Genus of raptor, the "short-winged hawks," i.e. Goshawks.
Austringer - One who hunts with accipiters.
Bal-chatri - A cage like trap with live bait and monofilament nooses that catch the raptor by the feet.
Bate - An attempt to fly from the fist or perch when secured.
Bind - To grab quarry and hold it.
Brancher - A young hawk that is mostly feathered but not yet fully capable of flight.
Buteo - Genus of raptor, the"broad-winged hawks," i.e. the Redtail hawk.
Cadge - A portable hawk perch capable of holding several birds.
Cast - The regurgitation of indigestible fur and bones, a normal daily act; or two raptors flown together; or to physically hold a raptor to prevent movement.
Creance - Long training cord or leash.
Crop - Vascular sac were food is first digested.
Enter - When a trained raptor first captures a type of quarry.
Eyas - A raptor taken from nest before fledgling.
Eyrie - A raptor nest site.
Feak - When the bird cleans his beak.
Hack - Leaving a bird free for a time to develop flying skills.
Haggard - A raptor that was over 1 year old when it was taken from the wild, or a wild raptor that is over one year old.
Imping - A method of repairing broken feathers.
Imprint - The psychological pairing of an infant to it's perceived parent.
Intermewed - A raptor that has moulted in captivity.
Jesses - Leather straps to secure the bird by the legs.
Manning - The process of taming a raptor.
Mantle - To hide food from onlookers by covering with wings.
Mews - Housing for raptors.
N.A.F.A. - North American Falconers' Association, established in 1961.
Passager - A raptor that was taken from the wild in the fall of its first year, or a wild raptor that has not yet molted into its adult plumage.
Penned-Hard - Fully grown feathers.
Pitch - Height a falcon takes overhead usually expressed in feet.
Preen - Straightening feathers with the beak - grooming.
Rouse - Shaking feathers out as a grooming action.
Slip - To release the raptor after quarry.
Stoop - Rapid decent from altitude, usually in pursuit of quarry.
Telemetry - Electronic gear for tracking lost raptors.
Tiercel - Male raptor.
Tiring - Tough piece of meat to pull and eat tediously.
Weather - To put a bird outside to enjoy the weather; secured.
Wait-on - The falcon maintaining pitch over the falconer.
Warble - An overhead wing stretch.
Yarak - State of mind in accipiters and hawks eager to hunt.
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