family Falconidae

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Related to family Falconidae: tiercel, Falcons
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Falconidae - a family of birds of the order Falconiformesfamily Falconidae - a family of birds of the order Falconiformes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Falconiformes, order Falconiformes - chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
genus Polyborus, Polyborus - a genus of Falconidae
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The study population comprised 21 birds from the order Falconiformes, family Falconidae, and genus Falco.
Others, particularly the falcons and caracaras, have been placed in the related family Falconidae.
swainsoni Bonaparte, W R Swainson's hawk Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus), I O northern harrier Elanoides forficatus (Linnaeus), I R swallow-tailed kite Elanus leucurus (Vieillot), I R white-tailed kite Family Falconidae (falcons) Falco columbarius Linnaeus, I R merlin F.