Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hawk Bird

Hawks are predaceous birds that are members of the family Accipitridae, which also includes the Eaggles and Old World Vultures. The name Hawk is also used to refer to certain Falcons (family falconidae) and to other birds of prey. Except in North America, hawks of the genus Buteo and closely related forms are called buzzards, for example, B. Lagopus, the rough leeged hawk, is known in Europe as the rough legged buzzard.

Hawk range in size from the African little sparrow hawk, Accipitter minulus, which might have a wing span of 35 cm (14 in), to the rough legged hawk, with a wingspan of 1.5 m (5 ft). Some vultures reach a wingspan of 3m (10 ft), but these are not commonly called hawks. Female hawks are larger than the males.


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