Falcons and relatives

Family Falconidae
This family regroups all Falcons and Caracaras. These birds were thought to be related to the true Birds of Prey (accipitridae) but seem to be closer to Parrots and belong to their own order Falconiformes.

Caracara plancus cheriway – Crested caracara
Falco femoralis septentrionalis – Aplomado falcon
Falco peregrinus anatum – Peregrine falcon
Falco sparverius sparverius – American kestrel
Phalcoboenus australis – Striated caracara
Polihierax semitorquatus – African pygmy -falcon


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