"Hear the old hawk croaking away up there?"
Golden eagle
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGolden eagle - Credit: Juan Lacruz

In English, hawk is the name given to various kinds of birds of prey. In the German version of Heidi, the term used is der Raubvogel which simply means bird of prey.

Birds of prey to be found in Switzerland include the golden eagle, the common buzzard, the common kestrel, the peregrine falcon and the red kite.