family Falconidae


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Related to family Falconidae: tiercel, Falcons
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Noun1.family 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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North America, and Asia in different species of the family Falconidae. Herpesviruses affecting owls and falcons have been found to be antigenically similar to pigeon herpesvirus (Columbid HV-1) and distinct from other avian herpesviruses.
Complete diagnostic necropsies were performed at the Ontario Veterinary College on 94 owls and one falcon (family Falconidae) that died at the Owl Foundation from April 15 to December 25, 2002.
Others, particularly the falcons and caracaras, have been placed in the related family Falconidae.