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Accipiter is a genus of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae.
The Accipitridae, one of the four families within the order Accipitriformes (the others being Cathartidae, Pandionidae and Sagittariidae), are a family of small to large birds with strongly hooked bills and variable morphology based on diet.
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.
Accipitrimorphae is a clade of birds of prey that include the orders Cathartiformes (New World vultures) and Accipitriformes (diurnal birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, osprey and secretarybird).
The Accipitrinae are the subfamily of the Accipitridae often known as the "true" hawks, including all members of Accipiter and the closely related genera Melierax, Urotriorchis, Erythrotriorchis and Megatriorchis.
Afroaves is a clade of birds, consisting of the kingfishers and kin (Coraciiformes), woodpeckers and kin (Piciformes), hornbills and kin (Bucerotiformes), trogons (Trogoniformes), cuckoo roller (Leptosomatiformes), mousebirds (Coliiformes), owls (Strigiformes), raptors (Accipitriformes) and New World vultures (Cathartiformes).
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is an ornithological organization based in the United States.
Australaves is a recently defined clade of birds, consisting of the Eufalconimorphae (passerines, parrots and falcons) as well as the Cariamiformes (including seriamas and the extinct "terror birds").
Barn owls (family Tytonidae) are one of the two families of owls, the other being the true owls or typical owls, Strigidae.
The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds that is used for eating and for preening, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young.
Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
Vision is the most important sense for birds, since good eyesight is essential for safe flight, and this group has a number of adaptations which give visual acuity superior to that of other vertebrate groups; a pigeon has been described as "two eyes with wings".
The booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus, also classified as Aquila pennata) is a medium-sized mostly migratory bird of prey with a wide distribution in the Palearctic and southern Asia, wintering in the tropics of Africa and Asia, with a small, disjunct breeding population in south-western Africa.
Buteo is a genus of medium to fairly large, wide-ranging raptors with a robust body and broad wings.
Buzzard is the common name of several species of bird of prey.
Caracaras are birds of prey in the family Falconidae.
Cariamiformes (or Cariamae) is an order of primarily flightless birds that has existed for over 60 million years.
Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.
Carrion (from Latin caro, meaning "meat") is the decaying flesh of a dead animal.
The order Cathartiformes of raptors or birds of prey included the New World vultures and the now extinct Teratornithidae.
A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds).
The common buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium-to-large bird of prey whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia.
The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae.
Condor is the common name for two species of New World vultures, each in a monotypic genus.
Coraciimorphae is a clade of birds that contains the order Coliiformes (mousebirds) and the clade Cavitaves (a large assemblage of birds that includes woodpeckers, kingfishers and trogons).
Disruptive selection, also called diversifying selection, describes changes in population genetics in which extreme values for a trait are favored over intermediate values.
Diurnality is a form of plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day, with a period of sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.
Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae.
The Eastern Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which is east of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, UK) and west of the antimeridian (which crosses the Pacific Ocean and relatively little land from pole to pole).
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Eufalconimorphae is a proposed clade of birds, consisting of passerines, parrots, falcons, caracaras and forest falcons (but not other raptors).
The Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo), or just simply hobby, is a small slim falcon.
The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.
Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species.
The falcons and caracaras are around 60 species of diurnal birds of prey that make up the family Falconidae.
In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
Forest falcons are members of the genus Micrastur, part of the family Falconidae.
The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.
Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari.
A harrier is any of the several species of diurnal hawks sometimes placed in the Circinae sub-family of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey.
Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae.
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey.
Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.
The name kestrel (from French crécerelle, derivative from crécelle, i.e. ratchet) is given to several different members of the falcon genus, Falco.
Kite is a common name for certain birds of prey in the family Accipitridae, particularly in subfamilies Milvinae, Elaninae, and Perninae.
Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 28–42 cm (11–17 in) in length.
Lanius, the typical shrikes, are a genus of passerine birds in the shrike family.
The letter-winged kite (Elanus scriptus) is a small, rare and irruptive raptor native to Australia.
Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748, Yvetot – August 24, 1830, Sotteville-lès-Rouen) was a French ornithologist.
A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.
In phylogenetics, maximum parsimony is an optimality criterion under which the phylogenetic tree that minimizes the total number of character-state changes is to be preferred.
The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere, with numerous subspecies throughout North America and Eurasia.
Neontology is a part of biology that, in contrast to paleontology, deals with living (or, more generally, recent) organisms.
The Neotropical realm is one of the eight biogeographic realms constituting the Earth's land surface.
The New World is one of the names used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda).
The New World vulture or condor family Cathartidae contains seven species in five genera, all but one of which are monotypic.
Nocturnality is an animal behavior characterized by being active during the night and sleeping during the day.
The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other extant diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.
Old World vultures are vultures that are found in the Old World, i.e. the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, and which belong to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, buzzards, kites, and hawks.
The scientific question of within which larger group of animals birds evolved, has traditionally been called the origin of birds.
Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.
The osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range.
Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
Pandion is a genus of bird of prey in the family Pandionidae.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds.
Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).
Psittacopasserae is a taxon of birds consisting of the Passeriformes (passerines, a large group of perching birds) and Psittaciformes (parrots).
The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.
The secretarybird or secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey.
Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs.
Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection where members of one biological sex choose mates of the other sex to mate with (intersexual selection), and compete with members of the same sex for access to members of the opposite sex (intrasexual selection).
The skuas are a group of seabirds with about seven species forming the family Stercorariidae and the genus Stercorarius.
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills.
Strix is a genus of owls in the typical owl family (Strigidae), one of the two generally accepted living families of owls, with the other being the barn-owl (Tytonidae).
Telluraves (also called land birds or core landbirds) is a recently defined clade of birds with controversial content.
The true owls or typical owls (family Strigidae) are one of the two generally accepted families of owls, the other being the barn owls (Tytonidae).
Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).
A vulture is a scavenging bird of prey.
The vulturine parrot (Pyrilia vulturina), not to be confused with Pesquet's parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus), is a Neotropical parrot, which is endemic to humid forest and adjacent habitats in the eastern Amazon of Brazil.
The Western Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which lies west of the prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich, London, United Kingdom) and east of the antimeridian.
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