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Falconiformes - Falcons, Hawks, Eagles, Ospreys




 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Falconiformes

Southern Crested CaracaraThere are 66 species in this order of birds found in one family. They are found in a variety of habitats including deserts, tundra, grasslands, wetlands, and forests. They are found in all parts of the world, except Antarctica.

Falcons and caracaras have hooked bills, pointed wings, and sharp talons. Females are larger than males.

They eat insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and carrion. Unlike the birds in the Accipitridae family, they kill their prey with their beaks, not their talons, and they have brown, not golden, eyes.

Falcons and caracaras usually nest in trees and male female pairs usually mate for more than one year.

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