Polyborinae

Belongs within: Falconidae. The Polyborinae includes the caracaras of South and southern North America. Caracaras are relatively long-legged falcons that often feed as scavengers. They have more or less extensive areas of bare reddish skin on the face around the base of the bill. The concerns of caracaras Published 20 May 2024 Falcons are typically… Continue reading Polyborinae

Falco

Belongs within: Falconidae. Falco is a cosmopolitan genus containing the true falcons; the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus is one of the world’s most widely distributed bird species. Falcons have long pointed wings, unfeathered tarsi and a notch in the upper bill. In the tree below, the first group to separate from the remaining species (Falco… Continue reading Falco

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Falconidae

Belongs within: Telluraves.Contains: Polyborinae, Falco. The Falconidae are a cosmopolitan group of predatory birds of comparatively long, pointed wings, bare feet and tarsi, and often a notch or tooth in the upper bill. <==Falconidae [Falconiformes]JT12 |–HerpetotherinaeRN72 | |–Herpetotheres Vieillot 1816JT12, B94 | | `–H. cachinnansJT12 | `–Micrastur Gray 1841RN72, B94 [Micrasturinae] | |–M. buckleyiJT12 |… Continue reading Falconidae

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