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Falconidae

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Falconids
Nankeen Kestrel
 
Nankeen Kestrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Falconiformes
 
Family: Falconidae
Vigors, 1824
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.

Species

  • Genus Daptrius
    • Black Caracara, Daptrius ater
      Red-throated Caracara, Daptrius americanus
  • Genus Phalcoboenus
    • Carunculated Caracara, Phalcoboenus carunculatus
      Mountain Caracara, Phalcoboenus megalopterus
      White-throated Caracara, Phalcoboenus albogularis
      Striated Caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
  • Genus Polyborus
    • Crested Caracara, Polyborus plancus
  • Genus Milvago
    • Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima
    • Chimango Caracara, Milvago chimango
    • Milvago alexandri (extinct)
    • Milvago readei (extinct)
  • Genus Herpetotheres
    • Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans
  • Genus Micrastur (Forest falcons -- see list in that page)
  • Genus Spiziapteryx
    • Spot-winged Falconet, Spiziapteryx circumcinctus
  • Genus Polihierax
    • African Pygmy Falcon, Polihierax semitorquatus
    • White-rumped Pygmy Falcon, Polihierax insignis
  • Genus Microhierax
    • Collared Falconet, Microhierax caerulescens
      Black-thighed Falconet, Microhierax fringillarius
      White-fronted Falconet, Microhierax latifrons
      Philippine Falconet, Microhierax erythrogenys
      Pied Falconet, Microhierax melanoleucus
  • Genus Falco (Falcons -- see list in that page)
  • Genus Pediohierax
    • Pediohierax ramenta (extinct)
  • Genus Badiostes
    • Badiostes patagonicus (extinct)

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