Ornithology/Accipitriformes

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Accipitriformes is an order that includes most diurnal birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, and kites (but NOT falcons). They were previously included in Falconiformes, but a DNA study indicated that they are not closely related to falcons.

Osprey (Pandionidae)

Osprey
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Species Pandion haliaetus
Habitat Anywhere near water
Diet Fish
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies (Accipitridae)

Bald Eagle
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Species Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Habitat Large bodies of water
Diet Fish
Call Link
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Northern Harrier
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Species Circus cyaneus
Habitat Wetlands and grasslands
Diet Small mammals, birds
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Cooper's Hawk
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Species Accipiter cooperii
Habitat Open woodlands
Diet Birds
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Red-tailed Hawk
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Species Buteo jamaicensis
Habitat Any habitat except thick forest and tundra
Diet Small mammals
Call Link
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Golden Eagle
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Species Aquila chrysaetos
Habitat Open areas
Diet Virtually any mammal or bird (including deer)
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern