Other Raptors

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae

The family Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. There are 233 species world wide, 28 North American species, and 19 Florida species.

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae

Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey, notably the falcons and caracaras. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species world wide, ten North American species, and five Florida species.

American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)
(American Kestrel 3685)
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Swallow Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
(Kite Corkscrew 4366)
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Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus), also known as a Mexican Buzzard 
(Caracara 2393)
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Belted Kingfisher
(Ceryle alcyon)
(Belted Kingfisher 912)
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American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)
(American Kestrel 2959)
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Swallow Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
(Kite In Flight)
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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
(Peregrine Falcon)
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Belted Kingfisher
(Ceryle alcyon)
(Kingfisher 48)
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American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)
(American Kestrel 3691)
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Swallow Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
(Kite 943)
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American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)
(Kestrel)
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