Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Accipitriformes


Wikipedia Abstract

The Accipitriformes are an order that includes most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others, about 225 species in all. For a long time, the majority view has been to include them with the falcons in the Falconiformes, but many authorities have recognized a separate Accipitriformes. As of 2008, a recent DNA study indicated that falcons are not closely related to the Accipitriformes, being instead related to parrots and passerines.
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Accipitridae (255)   (30)   (1)
Cathartidae (7)   (1)
Pandionidae (2)
Sagittariidae (1)

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