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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Birds of Prey

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Accipitridae

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The family of Birds of Prey is found worldwide with the exception of the Arctic, Antarctic and most of the oceanic islands. Birds of Prey are of various sizes (20 - 115 cm), they have long, round wings, curved claws and a short hooked bill. The sexes are almost the same, the female is almost always larger. All species are good fliers, and many sail well too. They mainly hunt live animals, only the vultures are scavengers. Even fishing species are among them.

Sagittarius

     serpentarius - Secretarybird (12)

Pandion

     haliaetus - Osprey (20)

Aviceda

     cuculoides - African Cuckoo-Hawk (4)
     madagascariensis - Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk (3)
     jerdoni - Jerdon's Baza (3)
     subcristata - Pacific Baza (3)
     leuphotes - Black Baza (2)

Leptodon

     cayanensis - Grey-headed Kite (4)

Chondrohierax

     uncinatus - Hook-billed Kite (3)

Henicopernis

     longicauda - Long-tailed Honey Buzzard (2)
     infuscatus - Black Honey Buzzard

Pernis

     apivorus - European Honey Buzzard (6)
     ptilorhynchus - Crested Honey Buzzard (3)
     celebensis - Barred Honey Buzzard (2)

Lophoictinia

     isura - Square-tailed Kite (2)

Hamirostra

     melanosternon - Black-breasted Buzzard (3)

Elanoides

     forficatus - Swallow-tailed Kite (4)

Macheiramphus

     alcinus - Bat Hawk (4)

Gampsonyx

     swainsonii - Pearl Kite (2)

Elanus

     caeruleus - Black-winged Kite (10)
     axillaris - Black-shouldered Kite (2)
     leucurus - White-tailed Kite (3)
     scriptus - Letter-winged Kite (3)

Chelictinia

     riocourii - Scissor-tailed Kite (3)

Rostrhamus

     sociabilis - Snail Kite (9)
     hamatus - Slender-billed Kite (2)

Harpagus

     bidentatus - Double-toothed Kite (4)
     diodon - Rufous-thighed Kite (1)

Ictinia

     mississippiensis - Mississippi Kite (4)
     plumbea - Plumbeous Kite (2)

Milvus

     milvus - Red Kite (10)
     migrans - Black Kite (13)

Haliastur

     sphenurus - Whistling Kite (5)
     indus - Brahminy Kite (5)

Haliaeetus

     leucogaster - White-bellied Sea Eagle (5)
     sanfordi - Forest Fish Eagle
     vocifer - African Fish Eagle (10)
     vociferoides - Madagascar Fish Eagle (2)
     leucoryphus - Pallas's Fish Eagle (3)
     albicilla - White-tailed Eagle (7)
     leucocephalus - Bald Eagle (12)
     pelagicus - Steller's Sea Eagle (3)

Ichthyophaga

     humilis - Lesser Fish Eagle (2)
     ichthyaetus - Grey-headed Fish Eagle (2)

Gypohierax

     angolensis - Palm-nut Vulture (5)

Gypaetus

     barbatus - Bearded Vulture (6)

Neophron

     percnopterus - Egyptian Vulture (9)

Necrosyrtes

     monachus - Hooded Vulture (9)

Gyps

     africanus - White-backed Vulture (4)
     bengalensis - White-rumped Vulture (1)
     tenuirostris - Slender-billed Vulture (1)
     indicus - Indian Vulture (3)
     rueppellii - Rüppell's Vulture (2)
     himalayensis - Himalayan Vulture (2)
     fulvus - Griffon Vulture (8)
     coprotheres - Cape Vulture (2)

Sarcogyps

     calvus - Red-headed Vulture (2)

Trigonoceps

     occipitalis - White-headed Vulture (2)

Aegypius

     monachus - Cinereous Vulture (7)

Torgos

     tracheliotus - Lappet-faced Vulture (4)

Circaetus

     gallicus - Short-toed Snake Eagle (4)
     beaudouini - Beaudouin's Snake Eagle (2)
     pectoralis - Black-chested Snake Eagle (6)
     cinereus - Brown Snake Eagle (2)
     fasciolatus - Southern Banded Snake Eagle (1)
     cinerascens - Western Banded Snake Eagle (2)

Terathopius

     ecaudatus - Bateleur (7)

Spilornis

     cheela - Crested Serpent Eagle (6)
     klossi - Nicobar Serpent Eagle (1)
     kinabaluensis - Mountain Serpent Eagle (1)
     rufipectus - Sulawesi Serpent Eagle (1)
     elgini - Andaman Serpent Eagle (2)

Dryotriorchis

     spectabilis - Congo Serpent Eagle (2)

Eutriorchis

     astur - Madagascar Serpent Eagle (2)

Circus

     aeruginosus - Western Marsh Harrier (11)
     spilonotus - Eastern Marsh Harrier (5)
     approximans - Swamp Harrier (2)
     ranivorus - African Marsh Harrier (2)
     maillardi - Malagasy Marsh Harrier (3)
     buffoni - Long-winged Harrier (2)
     assimilis - Spotted Harrier (2)
     maurus - Black Harrier (6)
     cyaneus - Northern Harrier (8)
     cinereus - Cinereous Harrier (2)
     macrourus - Pallid Harrier (7)
     melanoleucos - Pied Harrier (1)
     pygargus - Montagu's Harrier (9)

Polyboroides

     typus - African Harrier-Hawk (5)
     radiatus - Madagascar Harrier-Hawk (1)

Melierax

     metabates - Dark Chanting Goshawk (4)
     poliopterus - Eastern Chanting Goshawk (2)
     canorus - Pale Chanting Goshawk (11)

Micronisus

     gabar - Gabar Goshawk (6)

Accipiter

     poliogaster - Grey-bellied Hawk (2)
     trivirgatus - Crested Goshawk (2)
     griseiceps - Sulawesi Goshawk (1)
     toussenelii - Red-chested Goshawk (2)
     tachiro - African Goshawk (4)
     castanilius - Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk (1)
     badius - Shikra (3)
     butleri - Nicobar Sparrowhawk (1)
     brevipes - Levant Sparrowhawk (4)
     soloensis - Chinese Sparrowhawk (1)
     francesii - Frances's Sparrowhawk (1)
     trinotatus - Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk (2)
     novaehollandiae - Grey Goshawk (3)
     fasciatus - Brown Goshawk (6)
     melanochlamys - Black-mantled Goshawk (3)
     albogularis - Pied Goshawk (2)
     haplochrous - White-bellied Goshawk (1)
     rufitorques - Fiji Goshawk (2)
     henicogrammus - Moluccan Goshawk
     luteoschistaceus - Slaty-mantled Goshawk
     imitator - Imitator Goshawk
     poliocephalus - Grey-headed Goshawk (1)
     princeps - New Britain Goshawk
     superciliosus - Tiny Hawk (2)
     collaris - Semicollared Hawk (1)
     erythropus - Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (1)
     minullus - Little Sparrowhawk (3)
     gularis - Japanese Sparrowhawk (1)
     virgatus - Besra (4)
     nanus - Dwarf Sparrowhawk
     erythrauchen - Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk (3)
     cirrocephalus - Collared Sparrowhawk (1)
     brachyurus - Grey Sparrowhawk
     rhodogaster - Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk (2)
     madagascariensis - Madagascar Sparrowhawk (1)
     ovampensis - Ovambo Sparrowhawk (3)
     nisus - Eurasian Sparrowhawk (9)
     rufiventris - Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk (3)
     striatus - Sharp-shinned Hawk (6)
     cooperii - Cooper's Hawk (5)
     gundlachi - Gundlach's Hawk (1)
     bicolor - Bicolored Hawk (2)
     melanoleucus - Black Sparrowhawk (3)
     henstii - Henst's Goshawk (2)
     gentilis - Northern Goshawk (6)
     meyerianus - Meyer's Goshawk (1)

Erythrotriorchis

     buergersi - Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk
     radiatus - Red Goshawk (2)

Megatriorchis

     doriae - Doria's Goshawk (4)

Urotriorchis

     macrourus - Long-tailed Hawk (2)

Kaupifalco

     monogrammicus - Lizard Buzzard (3)

Butastur

     rufipennis - Grasshopper Buzzard (2)
     teesa - White-eyed Buzzard (1)
     liventer - Rufous-winged Buzzard (2)
     indicus - Grey-faced Buzzard (3)

Geranospiza

     caerulescens - Crane Hawk (3)

Leucopternis

     plumbeus - Plumbeous Hawk (2)
     schistaceus - Slate-colored Hawk (1)
     princeps - Barred Hawk (2)
     melanops - Black-faced Hawk (1)
     kuhli - White-browed Hawk (1)
     lacernulatus - White-necked Hawk (2)
     semiplumbeus - Semiplumbeous Hawk (3)
     albicollis - White Hawk (3)
     occidentalis - Grey-backed Hawk (1)
     polionotus - Mantled Hawk (2)

Buteogallus

     aequinoctialis - Rufous Crab Hawk (1)
     anthracinus - Common Black Hawk (2)
     subtilis - Mangrove Black-Hawk (1)
     urubitinga - Great Black Hawk (4)
     meridionalis - Savanna Hawk (3)

Parabuteo

     unicinctus - Harris's Hawk (5)

Busarellus

     nigricollis - Black-collared Hawk (5)

Geranoaetus

     melanoleucus - Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (2)

Harpyhaliaetus

     solitarius - Montane Solitary Eagle (2)
     coronatus - Crowned Solitary Eagle (3)

Asturina

     nitida - Grey-lined Hawk (5)

Buteo

     magnirostris - Roadside Hawk (4)
     lineatus - Red-shouldered Hawk (7)
     ridgwayi - Ridgway's Hawk (3)
     platypterus - Broad-winged Hawk (2)
     leucorrhous - White-rumped Hawk (3)
     brachyurus - Short-tailed Hawk (2)
     albigula - White-throated Hawk (2)
     swainsoni - Swainson's Hawk (4)
     albicaudatus - White-tailed Hawk (4)
     galapagoensis - Galapagos Hawk (2)
     polyosoma - Variable Hawk (3)
     poecilochrous - Puna Hawk (1)
     albonotatus - Zone-tailed Hawk (3)
     solitarius - Hawaiian Hawk (3)
     jamaicensis - Red-tailed Hawk (9)
     ventralis - Rufous-tailed Hawk (1)
     buteo - Common Buzzard (17)
     oreophilus - Mountain Buzzard (2)
     brachypterus - Madagascar Buzzard (2)
     rufinus - Long-legged Buzzard (5)
     hemilasius - Upland Buzzard (2)
     regalis - Ferruginous Hawk (2)
     lagopus - Rough-legged Buzzard (4)
     auguralis - Red-necked Buzzard (3)
     augur - Augur Buzzard (6)
     rufofuscus - Jackal Buzzard (7)

Morphnus

     guianensis - Crested Eagle (2)

Harpia

     harpyja - Harpy Eagle (4)

Harpyopsis

     novaeguineae - Papuan Eagle (3)

Pithecophaga

     jefferyi - Philippine Eagle (5)

Ictinaetus

     malayensis - Black Eagle (2)

Aquila

     pomarina - Lesser Spotted Eagle (7)
     clanga - Greater Spotted Eagle (5)
     rapax - Tawny Eagle (5)
     nipalensis - Steppe Eagle (4)
     adalberti - Spanish Imperial Eagle (4)
     heliaca - Asian Imperial Eagle (4)
     gurneyi - Gurney's Eagle (1)
     chrysaetos - Golden Eagle (8)
     audax - Wedge-tailed Eagle (4)
     verreauxii - Verreaux's Eagle (3)

Hieraaetus

     wahlbergi - Wahlberg's Eagle (2)
     fasciatus - Bonelli's Eagle (3)
     spilogaster - African Hawk-Eagle (3)
     pennatus - Booted Eagle (6)
     morphnoides - Little Eagle (1)
     ayresii - Ayres's Hawk-Eagle (3)
     kienerii - Rufous-bellied Eagle (3)

Polemaetus

     bellicosus - Martial Eagle (5)

Spizastur

     melanoleucus - Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle (3)

Lophaetus

     occipitalis - Long-crested Eagle (5)

Spizaetus

     africanus - Cassin's Hawk-Eagle (1)
     cirrhatus - Crested Hawk-Eagle (6)
     nipalensis - Mountain Hawk-Eagle (2)
     alboniger - Blyth's Hawk-Eagle (1)
     bartelsi - Javan Hawk-Eagle (1)
     lanceolatus - Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle (2)
     philippensis - Philippine Hawk-Eagle (2)
     nanus - Wallace's Hawk-Eagle (3)
     tyrannus - Black Hawk-Eagle (3)
     ornatus - Ornate Hawk-Eagle (5)

Stephanoaetus

     coronatus - Crowned Eagle (4)

Oroaetus

     isidori - Black-and-chestnut Eagle (4)

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