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Falconidae

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Placement

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Falconiformes
Family Falconidae

Synonyms and common names

Falcons, caracaras

References

http://www.soarinhawk.org/educate
as of 2002-06-22

Text

Falcons differ from other Falconiformes in killing with their beaks instead of their feet. They have a "tooth" on the side of their beak for the purpose.

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