Falconidae

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Falconidae
Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Kestrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Falconidae
Genera

Daptrius
Phalcoboenus
Polyborus
Milvago
Herpetotheres
Micrastur
Spiziapteryx
Polihierax
Microhierax
Falco

The family Falconidae includes about 60 species of diurnal birds of prey, notably the falcons and caracaras. They differ from other Falconiformes in killing with their beaks instead of their feet. They have a "tooth" on the side of their beak for the purpose.

External link

http://www.soarinhawk.org/educate.html
as of 2002-06-22de:Falkenartige eo:Falkedoj ja:ハヤブサ科 (Sibley) pl:Sokołowate pt:Falconidae zh:隼科

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