Birds of Prey

  • Heraldry
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Falcons, Eagles and Hawks are part of The Raptor classification of birds. Fierce predators, they are known for their Swiftness and Accuracy. Tenacious as hunters, it is no stretch to image why they were chosen MANY times in many “Arms”. In some cases, Royalty used such birds to convey their “traits”. Another of the “ancient Beasts”, The Eagle is seen as the “original” Imperial symbol for Royalty – going back MANY centuries prior to The Middle Ages. Coloring of these creatures too was to be in the “natural color”. They were also used as “Supporters” of Arms as well.